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Jasper National Park (1952)

Approved | | Documentary, Short | 19 April 1952 (USA)
A Traveltalks entry visiting Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada. After checking into Jasper Park Lodge on the shore of Beauvert Lake, scenic areas are explored such as Mount Edith Cavell, Athabasca River and Glacier, and Maligne Lake.
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James A. FitzPatrick ... Narrator (voice)
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This travelogue of Canada's Jasper National Park starts with a visit to the totem pole in the town, then to Lac Beauvert and the park's lodge and bungalows, where more than 600 guests enjoy golf, swimming and scenery. Within the park are the Canadian Rockies' highest summit, largest glaciers, greatest ice fields, and deepest canyons. After a lesson about feeding bears, we tour the vast park: Pyramid Lake and Pyramid Mountain, Mount Edith Cavell and Angel Glacier, a horse trail overlooking the Athabasca River, Athabasca Falls, the Great Colombia Ice Field, Athabasca Glacier and the special cars that bring tourists, and finally Maligne Lake, a fisherman's paradise. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Documentary | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 1952 (USA) See more »

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James A. FitzPatrick's Traveltalks: Jasper National Park See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound System)

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Narrator: We have just arrived at Jasper National Park, the pride of Canada, after having had a thrilling trip through the Canadian Rockies.
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O Canada
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Music by Calixa Lavallée
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TravelTalks
20 October 2009 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Jasper National Park (1952)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Colorful entry in MGM's TravelTalks short has James A. FitzPatrick once again visiting a beautiful place and telling us of its history. The majority of the short consists of showing us all the beauty there is to be seen in various lodges, golf courses and of naturally the nature. We get to see a family of black bears being fed and we end the film with a trip over the Angel Glacier. One should know what to expect from a series like this and the entry here is pretty good as we get the normal good narration mixed in with some beautiful scenes. The stuff on the glaciers is certainly the highlight but one wishes the print shown on TCM was in a little better shape so that the images would really jump off the screen. It was somewhat fun seeing the older styled golf course and the bear sequence includes a rather funny, if dumb, joke.


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