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Still image from Grand Adventure in Movie Makers, Dec. 1952, 324.

Date produced: 1952

Filmmaker(s):

Louise M. Fetzner

Languages:

English

Length:

600 ft

Format:

8mm

Colour:

Kodachrome

Sound Notes:

Silent

Awards/Recognition:

ACL Ten Best 1952 - Honorable Mention

Description:

"In Grand Adventure Louise Fetzner presents a lively record of a daring run through the wild rapids of the Colorado River, as it courses the Grand Canyon from Lee's Ferry to Lake Mead. While thrilling scenes of the intrepid boats and boatmen provide the film's drama, Mrs. Fetzner has not overlooked human interest sequences on the small daily activities of these hardy adventurers. Generally good in photography and editing, the film falls off in pace somewhat in its latter portions. And perhaps the frequent inserts of a title-map of the Colorado are more hindrance than help in what is essentially an action picture." Movie Makers, Dec. 1952, 340.

Locations:

  • Lee's Ferry, A.Z. (Filming)
  • Lake Mead, N.V. (Filming)

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Screenings:

  • Screened by the Long Beach Cinema Club in 1952, Long Beach, CA

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