Vesuvius Express (1953)

The first travelogue released by Twentieth Century-Fox in CinemaScope, produced and directed by Otto Lang, is a photographic record of a journey from Milan to Naples, through Florence and ... See full summary »

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Otto Lang
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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The first travelogue released by Twentieth Century-Fox in CinemaScope, produced and directed by Otto Lang, is a photographic record of a journey from Milan to Naples, through Florence and Rome, on a streamlined passenger train. En route, the film takes time out in the cities mentioned to take a look at the landmarks---past and present---with the climax on the edge of Vesuvius' smoldering crater. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Documentary | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

CinemaScope Specials (#3): Vesuvius Express See more »

Filming Locations:

Florence, Tuscany, Italy See more »

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Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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You want CinemaScope...we'll give you CinemaScope.
24 March 2003 | by horn-5See all my reviews

This 16-minute short (about a train trip across Italy produced and directed by Otto Lang) and a 6-minute 2nd one called "Tschaikowsky's Fourth Symphony", where the 20th Century-Fox studio orchestra, under the direction of Alfred Newman, plays the final movement of Tschaikowsky's Fourth Symphony"---hence the time-crunched misleading title--were offered together to exhibitors when they booked Fox's "Beneath the 12-Mile Reef." TCF's plans to get tri-billings and dominate the whole program with their logo fell short of domination because no exhibitor at major first-run theatres in their right mind was going to offer any program that didn't include a cartoon from Warners or M-G-M. No, they didn't want TCF's Terry Toons. The second-tier houses booked those.


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