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On the Road to Monterrey (1943)

Approved | | Documentary, Short | 27 March 1943 (USA)
This Traveltalks entry visits three cities in Mexico. We start in the village of San Miguel de Allende, known for its churches. A monastery has been converted to a school of arts. The ... See full summary »
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This Traveltalks entry visits three cities in Mexico. We start in the village of San Miguel de Allende, known for its churches. A monastery has been converted to a school of arts. The second stop is Queréaro, where a 5-mile-long aqueduct built hundreds of years ago is still functional. It was near this city that Emperor Maximilian was executed in 1867. Then it is on to Monterrey, the large industrial city whose nickname is the Pittsburgh of Mexico. Here are steel mills, other factories, and the largest brewery in Latin America. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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TravelTalks
8 September 2010 | by See all my reviews

On the Road to Monterrey (1943)

** (out of 4)

Stale entry in MGM's TravelTalks series takes us to three different cities in Mexico, each with their own bit of history. We start off in San Miguel de Allende then onto Querearo and then ending up in Monterrey. Fans of the series know what to expect in terms of the narration and beautiful Technicolor. This film starts off with James A. FitzPatrick telling us how the city likes to be slow and take their time on everything and this could describe this short because things move way too slow and by the time we get to the second city I was already nodding off. We learn how San Miguel was discovered four-hundred years ago and is the home to 14,000 people. We see some of their famous Churches and get a bit of history about the War of Independence. In Monterrey we learn that some people call it the "Mexican Pittsburgh" due to the industry there. The film picks up as it moves along but in the end I found it to be one of the lesser entries in the series. Not horrible but just not entertaining enough.


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