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A Word for the Greeks (1951)

Approved | | Documentary, Short | 2 May 1951 (USA)
A visit to Athens, Greece and the island of Rhodes.

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This Traveltalks visit to Greece starts in Athens, the country's capital. The first stop is the Acropolis, a plateau with ancient ruins, including the Parthenon. We then go to the downtown area with modern shops and hotels and outdoor markets. Modern and ancient architectural styles can be seen side by side. We then go to the island of Rhodes, in the Aegean Sea. The narrator emphasizes the fact that the Italian dictator Benito Mussolini spent much time here during World War II. In closing, the local inhabitants perform a traditional dance. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@verizon.net>

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[first scene: a panoramic view of Athens, Greece]
Narrator: In our troubled world, it is fitting that we should turn back the pages of history to ancient Athens, the mother of democracy, where we may still draw inspiration from what is left of the institutions that flourished when Athens was the world's beacon light of freedom.
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TravelTalks
22 January 2011 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Word for the Greeks, A (1951)

** (out of 4)

Later entry in MGM's TravelTalks series with James A. FitzPatrick. We visit Greece where we take short stops in Athens, Acropolis, Parthenon and the Island of Rhodes. This is a pretty bland entry in the series because there really isn't too much for us to see here. FitzPatrick's narration is as you'd expect but none of the things we see are overly interesting. We see the various fruit markets downtown as well as the architectural styles that helped make the cities some of the most popular tourist spots. The Technicolor print that was shown on Turner Classic Movies was pretty faded and worn out.


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