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Rocky Mountain Grandeur (1937)

Approved | | Documentary, Short | 21 June 1937 (USA)
A visit to Rocky Mountain National Park and a nearby dude ranch in Colorado.

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This entry in the narrated travelogue series is accompanied by traditional country music inspired by springtime in the Rocky Mountains. While geologists find a wealth of fossils in these mountains, tourists observe the majestic natural beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. The tourists also enjoy one of the many nearby rustic settlements called dude ranches, where modern city dwellers get a taste of simpler life. There's demonstrations of bronco busting and horse roundups, swimming in mountain lakes, horseback riding on mountain trails, and outdoor camping among the grandeur of the Rockies. Written by TimeNTide

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29 December 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Rocky Mountain Grandeur (1937)

** (out of 4)

Another entry in James A. FitzPatrick's TravelTalk series from MGM. This Technicolor short takes a look at the Rocky Mountains and its various wildlife, trees and people. I've reviewed several of these TravelTalk shorts over the years and I think each one of them feature me saying that I'm sure these were very valuable back when they were released as people got to see how other parts of the world worked but today they come off rather bland and boring. There's not too much to learn in this short but I did enjoy the Technicolor, which really showed off the woods and various horses that are shown throughout. The narration is pretty straight forward like a documentary would be.


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