This Traveltalks entry focuses on the people, culture, and natural beauty of rural Ireland with visits to an ancient round tower, farms, the gardens at Hope Castle in Castleblayney, and the ancient village of Claddagh at Galway.
Orson Welles, on break from filming Othello, relates a tale he heard one spooky Irish midnight not so long ago when, driving through the countryside, he picked up a man with car trouble who told of a strange encounter with two hitchhikers.
A Chinese emperor is gladdened by the song of the nightingale and is moved to play his own song. One day, the Japanese send a music box with a mechanical bird; the nightingale feels ... See full summary »
Joe Doakes is lamenting to his wife the lack of variety in his meals. In particular, he misses eating stewed tomatoes, the fruit which he believes incorrectly is being rationed as a war ... See full summary »
Babe Ruth returns from hunting to a cabin shared with musicians Zez Confrey and Byron Gay where he regales them with the story of his famous called shot. With Babe's help, they write a song about baseball which then debuts on a radio show.
This short goes inside government research laboratories to showcase some of the products that will be used in the near future. Some are for general use, such as computerized assembly lines,... See full summary »
Four popular songs about moonlight are presented, including their origins and as sing-a-longs. In 1909, songwriter Edward Madden worked as an undercover government agent in New York's rough... See full summary »
This Traveltalks visit to Ireland starts with a look at the countryside, with its farms, small villages, and fields with walls and fences built of stone without the use of mortar. We then visit Hope Castle in Castleblayney and end our journey in Galway.Written by
David Glagovsky <email@example.com>
The unidentified singer who sings "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling " sounds like Dennis Day. See more »
James A. FitzPatrick, Narrator:
Regardless of the changes wrought by time, we'll always think of Ireland as a country of smiles and tears, of pathos and tragedy, of legend and song. May their priceless music go down thorough the centuries, and her smiles over balance their tears. And it is with this thought that we say: Farewell to Ireland, the Emerald Isle!
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This is one of the infamous Traveltalks, of which James A. FitzPatrick made more than 220 till well into the 50s. Since he was one of the first to use the newly perfected 3-strip Technicolor-Process, we get a chance to see what the 30s looked like in Color. After Holland and Switzerland this is the third Traveltalk in color and was released in Dec. 34. It is preserved in a stunningly beautiful Print. Look for it on TCM.
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