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Life on the Thames (1950)

This Traveltalks entry travels along the River Thames in England beginning in London with a look at some of the historic landmarks flanking the river and then heading upstream to the towns of Eton, Henley-on-Thames, and Oxford.
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Complete credited cast:
James A. FitzPatrick ... Narrator (voice)
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This Traveltalks short visits cities and towns along the River Thames. It begins in London, with views of Cleopatra's Needle and the Tower Bridge. We then visit the Trout Inn at Oxford, a favorite gathering place for students at the university. After a short look at Eton, it's off to Henley-on-Thames and the world-famous regatta. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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Documentary | Short

Certificate:

Approved
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This marks one of the occasions that James A. FitzPatrick, producer of the Traveltalks series, can be seen in one of the short films. He appears very briefly patronizing a local pub on the Thames. See more »

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Row, Row, Row Your Boat
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Traditional
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21 July 2010 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Life on the Thames (1950)

*** (out of 4)

One of the better entries in MGM's TravelTalks series starts off at the Tower of London and travels down the Thames River. That's pretty much what we get here and it really does make for one of the most entertaining entries simply because of everything we get to see in such a short time. I really enjoyed seeing how the 150-mile river changes as it goes along. We learn that it has 27 bridges along the way as well as several toll-gate like sections. We also get to learn that those who own land by it want to make sure they have it well decorated and looking nice with flowers and various other items. Not only that but we learn about the swimming, fishing and the business that the river holds. As you'd expect, the narration by James A. FitzPatrick is top-notch with all sorts of information given out and that wonderful Technicolor really shows off everything perfectly.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 August 1950 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

River Thames, England, UK See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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