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Mexican Police on Parade (1943)

Approved  |   |  Documentary, Short  |  27 February 1943 (USA)
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This Traveltalks entry showcases the Mexico City police department's various units as they participate in a yearly festival. Included are a marching band, a parade of patrol cars, the ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Tipíca Orchestra of the Mexico City Police ...
Themselves
Marín Hernández ...
Himself - Conductor, Tipica Orchestra
James A. FitzPatrick ...
Narrator (voice)
General Martinez ...
Himself
Juan Chávez ...
Himself - Marksmanship Instructor, Mexico City Police Dept.
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This Traveltalks entry showcases the Mexico City police department's various units as they participate in a yearly festival. Included are a marching band, a parade of patrol cars, the motorcycle unit, equestrian unit, and the department's pistol team. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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Sobre las olas (Over the Waves)
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Music by Juventino Rosas
Performed by the Tipica Orchestra of the Mexico City Police
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International Relations
13 September 2010 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

While the United States fought the Second World War, there was an active effort to maintain good relations with the nations of Latin America. The "Good Neighbor Policy" resulted in 6th Avenue in New York City being renamed "Avenue of the Americas" -- which still confuses tourists as New Yorkers still use the old name -- and in Hollywood, such movies as Disney's SALUDOS AMIGOS.

Also this one. Before and after the War, Fitzpatrick's cameramen roved the world, providing glimpses of exotica to the stay-at-home citizens. During the War, however, a lot of Traveltalks were produced about the various states of the Union and provinces of Canada, as well as this one, letting us know that Mexico was not some wild and woolly haven for banditos, but a civilized country with an extensive police force, with at least two bands.

In sum, a fairly typical, stolid offering of Fitzpatrick's cameramen, with some good emphasis on color photography, and some good music.


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