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26 August 1950 (USA) See more »
This Traveltalks short visits cities and towns along the Thames River. It begins in London, with views of Cleopatra's Needle and the Tower Bridge... See more » | Add synopsis »
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James A. FitzPatrick ... Narrator (voice)

Produced by
James A. FitzPatrick .... producer
Cinematography by
Hone Glendinning 
Virgil Miller 
Music Department
Nat W. Finston .... music supervisor (as Nat Finston)
Joseph Nussbaum .... composer: music cues (uncredited)
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9 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)

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This marks one of the rare occasions that James A. FitzPatrick, producer of the Traveltalks series, can be seen in one of the short films. He appears very briefly patronizing a local pub on the Thames.See more »
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
TravelTalks, 21 July 2010
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Life on the Thames (1950)

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One of the better entries in MGM's TravelTalks series starts off at the Tower of London and travels down the Thames River. That's pretty much what we get here and it really does make for one of the most entertaining entries simply because of everything we get to see in such a short time. I really enjoyed seeing how the 150-mile river changes as it goes along. We learn that it has 27 bridges along the way as well as several toll-gate like sections. We also get to learn that those who own land by it want to make sure they have it well decorated and looking nice with flowers and various other items. Not only that but we learn about the swimming, fishing and the business that the river holds. As you'd expect, the narration by James A. FitzPatrick is top-notch with all sorts of information given out and that wonderful Technicolor really shows off everything perfectly.

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