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Description: A promotional film used to promote travel by Greyhound bus, using one soldier’s travels to highlight great cities, historic sites, and tourist attractions across America as he follows his war nurse all over the country to confess his love.

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Clip #: TFA-240A
Length: 36:59
Year: 1948
Color: Color
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1940s
Region: North America
Country: United States
Subject: Buses
Original: 16mm
Keywords:
HA plane flying over the mountains, FSA landing wounded soldier flirts with nurse, cut to soldier at home in Wisconsin having trouble adjusting, kept pics of nurse and war buddies, dad helps him plan a trip to visit his war friends scattered across the U.S. to cheer him up dad sees him off, trip starts on a Chicago Greyhound bus, he talks to the woman next to him about the perks of bus travel, they sight see out the window and give facts about the places they pass Native Americans in small boats knock wild rice growing in the water to collect in their boat - VS Mackinac Island, MI, fort, trading post, horse and buggies, SA “longest porch in the world” - VS Detroit, General Motors automobile factory, Greenfield Village houses in this historic neighborhood - MLS Greyhound station, bus pulling out of garage - VS Cincinnati, OH, boat on Ohio River, cityscape in background - Kentucky, PAN fenced bluegrass field of horses, “horse capital,” ranch, people walking with racehorse, horses running on track, statue at horse graveyard - VS Greyhound bus passing through Pennsylvania turnpike, bus POV through tunnels in mountains 13:54 - VS New England, Plymouth Rock, Faneuil Hall, Boston Harbor (Boston Tea Party locations), Paul Revere home and historical sites, Boston Commons park filled with people - soldier hears nurse is in VS Williamsburg, VA Bruton Parish Church, Governor’s Palace, jail and pillory, trip becomes a search for the nurse when he finds he is a few steps behind her on the trip - VS Greyhound bus boarding, interior, on the road, soldier sees the nurse leaving Williamsburg on another Greyhound bus at a station, he switches buses to catch up with her - VS Smokey Mountains, people living and working in Appalachian towns - VS Pee Dee River, FA people singing “Way Down Upon the Pee Dee (Swanee) River” on bus - VS Miami, FL ocean, cityscape, Box Singing Tower in Lake Wales - VS Native Americans Seminole Tribe of Florida in huts, sewing garments, fishing in boat with spears - VS Memphis, TN downtown streets, TS shops, Forrest Park - VS New Orleans, LA wrought iron gate, girl on balcony, Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, Cabildo Museum, Napoleon House, Pirate’s Alley - VS Houston, TX - cowboys herding cattle in desert, nurse is here while soldier heads to California - VS Los Angeles, CA, TS Chinese Theater, Radio City, Earl Carroll Theatre, Wilshire Brown Derby in Hollywood - San Francisco, HA Bay, cityscape, bridges, Twin Peaks, University Campus, Missions, Chinatown - VS Yellowstone National Park, geyser, hot springs, mud volcano, Yellowstone Canyon, waterfall, Petrified Forest, deer and elk in wildlife preserve, bird sanctuary, fly fisherman, people riding horseback - Salt Lake City, Sea Gull Monument, soldier is about to give up and go home, they cross paths before he leaves - soldier and nurse return home to Sauk Center together, TS driving through mountains, THE END


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