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Picturesque Massachusetts (1942)

Traveltalks short exploring many of the historic and picturesque places in Massachusetts.


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Complete credited cast:
James A. FitzPatrick ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Charles Alden Charles Alden ... Himself
Hazel French Hazel French ... Herself


This short is part of the Traveltalks series and focuses on many of the historic sites in Massachusetts. Places visited include Plymouth Rock and harbor; John and Priscilla Alden's 300 year-old house; and the birthplace of Clara Barton, founder of the US Red Cross. We also get to see Cape Cod windmills and a visit to Provincetown, including its picturesque harbor and its artist community. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

3 October 1942 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)


Color (Technicolor)
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Crazy Credits

The narrator identifies the other credited cast members. See more »


Kunstlerleben (Artist's Life), Op. 316
(1867) (uncredited)
Written by Johann Strauss
Played during the artist colony sequence
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13 May 2009 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Picturesque Massachusetts (1942)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

The spotlight is on Massachusetts this time out as this TravelTalks series takes a look at the state where the Pilgrims landed back in 1620. We also see various small towns where they would eventually migrate as well as some descendents of theirs who still live there. We see the home of Clara Barton who founded the American Red Cross and also a look at the windmill in Eastham. This is another pleasant entry in the series that manages to pack quite a bit into the short 9-minute running time. We get all sorts of good sites but the Technicolor print is still in good shape so many images just jump off the screen. This isn't one of the better entries in the series but it does manage to be entertaining like most.

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