Life in the Andes (1952)

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The Andes Mountains travel the western side of South America. Unlike many other mountain ranges of their altitude, the Andes do support human life on their high altitude slopes. Modern life... See full summary »


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30 July 2011 | Michael_Elliott
Life in the Andes (1952)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Another nice entry in James A. Fitzpatrick's TravelTalks series from MGM. This time out he takes us to Peru, South America where we get a closer look at the Andes Mountains and the Indians who live there. Taking a look at the Indians we learn that very little has changed over the past several generations as the people still eat sheep and pigs, grow potatoes, mix and dry beans and still use the same method for washing clothing. We learn that the children are given chores to do as soon as they're able to walk and we get to look at a line of Italian derby hats that some wear yet it's a mystery how they came to be in the tribe. If you're unfamiliar with this series then you've certainly got a lot of catching up to do as MGM took viewers all over the world showing off various places in their glamorous Technicolor. As usual, the real highlight is being able to see these places in color and that certainly helps these mountains because of how crystal blue the skies are. This is another good entry as once again we're treated to some wonderful information and it's always interesting to see these people who have probably never seen a camera in their lives.


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23 February 1952



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