With music on disc.
"Sidney Moritz likes to record the few vestiges that remain in this rapidly changing country of the days that were. After earlier voyages on an Ohio River "sternwheeler," he made two cruises on the Mattie, an old schooner that now hugs the New England coast and carries vacationers. In Windjammer there is cinematic beauty, with delightful scenes of masts and sails. There is also a detailed and very human record of the way in which the holiday makers — who also help with the ship's chores — enjoy a recreation both salty and salubrious. One is sure that they and the ship's crew — including grim old Captain Grant — had a grand time. Mr. Moritz must have had one, also, if his gay footage reflects his mood." Movie Makers, Dec. 1945, 497.
Discussed by Moritz in "Filming Days of Sail" (Movie Makers, July 1945, 252-253, 266 ). In the article, the filmmaker describes his passion for sailing, and outlines the film's production aboard the Mattie. Film stills are also shown.
The film won third award in a Metropolitan Motion Picture Club members' film contest in 1945 (Movie Makers, Jan. 1946, 24).
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