Begins as a travelogue showing a family excursion through North Carolina's Great Smoky Mountains, then turns into a promotional film for clothing and other things made from cotton. Much discussion of tent varieties; "a sewn-in tent floor ends worries about things that crawl and creep." Subplot about daughter who is unhappy to go camping, but finally enjoys herself because she meets a boy.04:44:28:04 Disembodied hand grabs for map of the Glorious West and Yellowstone in shelf beside map for Nova Scotia. 04:44:48:13 VS early 1960s family of wife, husband and preteen son seated on couch, and daughter seated on chair look at various travel brochures on coffee table; lit cigarette burns in ash tray on coffee table beside pack of cigarettes. 04:46:13:09 Father driving family in 1960s car backs out of driveway; POV shot from backseat looking out through windshield down highway; car passes sign fpr Great Smoky Mountains National Park; VS lush wilderness, mountain streams, and mountain peaks; park ranger shows man and son campgrounds on map; car drives through camp grounds passing young couple setting up tent and various other campers setting up tens or relaxing outside of tents; family gets out of car and unpacks, father and son set up large tent.04:53:02:06 POV shot from car passing black bear with two cubs alongside rode. 04:53:26:16 VS CU wild flowers. 04:54:03:26 VS family crossing wood plank bridge over stream; father and son fishing in stream; LS family watch waterfall.04:54:50:16 Teenage girl with boyfriend behind her looks through large tourist coin operated binoculars to look over scenic landscape; boy points out various things for girl to look at. 04:56:04:07 Young man in short shorts and red shirt rows in cotton canvas portable boat.
Reviewer:Dodsworth the Cat
July 5, 2022 Subject:
A Man! Oh, and Cotton
Charlotte would rather read her Movieland magazine with Elvis on the cover than be part of the Bennett family's camping trip. But after they climb into their '58 Ford Fairlane station wagon for a holiday i the Smoky Mountains and erect their COTTON tent with COTTON sleeping bags, near other COTTON tents, she meets up with jock Dan. He wears COTTON. Actually, it's all very innocent; he doesn't even take off his shirt but Charlotte is all excited nonetheless. Dan seems to move in with them. After more mentions of COTTON, Charlotte and her family leave. But looky, Dan! Here's another family with an uninterested daughter. The cycle of jock inaction continues.
Stock music by Jack Shaindlin, and Harry Bluestone/Emil Cadkin. The narrator could work a little closer to the mike.
December 7, 2015 Subject:
That Dan is such a campsite whore.
Great and fun film that yes, is a part travelogue, and part the wonders you can do with cotton canvas. A camping triip is taken in the smoky mountains. Poor daughter Charlotte is all phooey about the trip though. But she brightens up when she sees the mammoth tent the family has pitched (3 rooms!) and most of all, she's caught some other camper's eye named Dan. The family have an enjoyable time camping (usually because of Cotton). Soon though, Charlotte and family have to leave, and they do, leaving Dan alone. But as soon as they leave, another family arrives with another daughter! Man, does Dan ever leave? Reccomended!