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Glimpses of Argentina (1951)

Part of the James A. Fitzpatrick Traveltalks series, this MGM short starts in the capital Buenos Aires, visiting its shopping area, the Cavanaugh building, historical homes and a we see a ... See full summary »
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Part of the James A. Fitzpatrick Traveltalks series, this MGM short starts in the capital Buenos Aires, visiting its shopping area, the Cavanaugh building, historical homes and a we see a funeral procession. There is miniature sailboat racing, miniature animal racing and real gorse racing in the local parks. Private clubs are popular for recreation, particularly yacht clubs. In the countryside, raising beef and commercial fishing are mainstays. Written by garykmcd

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1 December 1951 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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Followed by Life in the Andes (1952) See more »

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TravelTalks
26 November 2011 | by See all my reviews

Glimpses of Argentina (1938)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Another nice entry in James A. FitzPatrick's TravelTalks series. This one here takes us to the South American country of Buenos Aires where we see a variety of landmarks including the home of Jose de san Martin who liberated the country from Spain. Not only Buenos Aires but also Chile and Peru. From here we see the largest swimming pool in the world, which was built to hold over 100,000 people. I've seen dozens of TravelTalks shorts and I must say that this pool is perhaps the most stunning image I've seen from any of them. You almost think you're looking at an ocean this thing is so big. We also see a funeral pass by a learn that colorful flowers are always an important piece. Other images include a public park where mini-sailboat racing is a big thing. If you're unfamiliar with this series then you're going to realize that the Technicolor is certainly one of the biggest drawing points as is the narration by FitzPatrick who has no problems getting excited about telling a story. This is a nice entry in the series as we get a good history lesson and some pretty images to look at.


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