5 February 2010 | Michael_Elliott
Calling on Costa Rica (1947)
** 1/2 (out of 4)
TravelTalks short takes us to Costa Rica where we learn that it's the second smallest American colony. We touchdown at the San Jose International Airport where we then take a look at the capital city and its 70,000 people. We learn how Columbus landed there in 1502 and how the U.S. paid $26,000 for the assassination of William Walker who was, at the time, trying to take the city over. Other stories include the orchids grown there and how the beautiful women also have a personality. I've seen dozens of these shorts and I believe this was the first one that showed us pretty girls and then told us that they also had a personality so I guess that makes this an original. The short once again features the nice narration and beautiful Technicolor that we've come to expect and the stories here are certainly above average. The entire story dealing with Walker was certainly the highlight so fans of the series will find enough here to keep them entertained.