On March 19, 1945, the aircraft carrier USS Franklin, one of a group of ships off the coast of Kobe, Japan, was attacked by a Japanese bomber. The plane scored direct hits with two large ... See full summary »
John B. Kennedy,
A child plays in the woods next to an isolated cabin. An exhausted Mountie faints by the cabin, and the child helps him inside to the bed. She gives him a spoonful of liniment and rubs ... See full summary »
This "Theater of Life" series short focuses on a medical services ship that stops in the native village of Haines, Alaska. The natives are depicted as superstitious of modern medicine. At ... See full summary »
This Pete Smith Specialty showcases a group called the Water Bugs. Its members devise new ways to experience thrills on the waters of California lakes. Included in this film are paddle ... See full summary »
Presented without commercial interruptions, this "United Nations Special" was sponsored by the Xerox Corporation, the first of a series of Xerox specials promoting the UN. Director Joseph ... See full summary »
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Eva Marie Saint,
In this travelogue of Ceylon, the first stop is Colombo, the capital and chief seaport of this island nation. A lighthouse at the end of the main street is the chief landmark. The port is ... See full summary »
Québec City is seen as the gateway of the St. Lawrence and the gateway to the lesser known Kingdom of the Saguenay. Long before the pilgrims arrived in North America, French explorer ... See full summary »
This theatrical short acts as an infomercial specifically targeted at the female audience who is taught how to use the kitchen tools which are promotional items for the theater. The first ... See full summary »
This travelogue of the Province of Québec begins in the City of Québec, situated on top of a cliff overlooking the St. Lawrence River. The majestic Chateau Frontenac Hotel, modeled after a 16th century French chateau, dominates the skyline. The city is a mixture of old and new, the market and the horse drawn carriages in the former, and the port activities in the latter. The fortress provides a reminder of the reason for the city, with the physical being making it the only walled city in North America. Nine miles from the city flows Montmorency Falls. Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, known as the Lourdes of North America, is a pilgrimage site for many of the Catholic faith. Traveling through agricultural country which is still primarily French speaking, we reach Sainte-Adèle Lodge, an example of one of the many year-round resorts in the province. This leads into the city of Montréal, which is named after Mont Royal, a landmark of the city. It is the largest city in Canada and third largest ... Written by
James A. FitzPatrick:
Conspicuously situated on a promontory overlooking the St. Lawrence River stands the quaint city of Quebec, a citadel of history, chivalry, culture, and romance, where heroic Frenchmen, such as Cartier, Fronternac, Champlain, and Montcalm founded and built New France in North America. The majestic building on top of the promontory is the famous Chateau Fronternac, patterned after a 16th-century chateau and operated as a modern and progressive 20th-century hotel.
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James A. FitzPatrick takes us to Quebec this time out to take a look at the city that was called the "New France" and was drawing over a million tourists a year. We see how the downtown markets haven't changed over the years and then we visit several sites including the St. Lawrence River and Mount Royal, which overlooks Montreal. Fans of the FitzPatrick series will undoubtedly want to check this one out as it features that touch of history and visuals that make the series so addicting. I think the best thing going for this is actually the Technicolor as it brings many of the scenes to life including some beautiful shots of the St. Lawrence River and another waterfall that is shown. The history lessons actually aren't as many as you'd expect from the series but what's here is still quite interesting including how he keeps referring Quebec to an American city.
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