The camera stays mostly in Willemstad, on the island of Curacao, in the Dutch Antilles. We enter from the harbor and sail up the only main street in the world that accommodates ships. An ... See full summary »
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The camera stays mostly in Willemstad, on the island of Curacao, in the Dutch Antilles. We enter from the harbor and sail up the only main street in the world that accommodates ships. An off-screen narrator summarizes Curacao's history -- the colony of several European powers, its role in the slave trade, its mix of races, the native orange that produces a popular liqueur, and its near-duty-free oil refining. We see the Queen Emma Bridge and we hear about Dutch religious tolerance. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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27 May 1939 (USA)  »

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TravelTalks
14 May 2010 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Colorful Curacao (1939)

*** (out of 4)

Nice entry in the TravelTalks series has James A. FitzPatrick taking us to Curacao where we learn about their history, which had the place at one time in a tug of war between Holland, France and Britain, all of whom were wanting to claim it. From there we take a boat ride down main street where we get to see some beautiful, old-fashioned houses and then we go to some small shops. The highlight of the film is "Queen Elma", a bridge that moves. The funny thing about this bridge is that for some reason the toll to cross is more if you're wearing shoes so if you want to save money you have to walk across without your shoes on!!! This is certainly one of the better entries in the series as the title does the film a lot of justice. FitzPatrick tells us right from the start that this place is colorful and he's not lying. The Technicolor does a great job at capturing all the colors the city has to offer and this is especially true during the boat ride where we get to see the various beautiful houses. Just take a look at the water as well for another beautiful image. The print shown on TCM is one of the best I've seen, which is thankful considering how visually important, color wise, this entry is.


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