Made by the late John Hutter in the late1940s or early 1950s, this travelogue film shows views of St. Augustine, Florida. The filmmaker, who was a Chicago-based accountant, traveled all over the world and filmed many of his adventures. The title card at the beginning "Chateau Hutter Films Presents", refers to a European-style resort that Hutter built in Door County, Wisconsin. Apparently Hutter hoped to show this film and others to visitors there, but the resort never hit its stride due to a series of disputes between Hutter and the local chamber of commerce.
Opening titles: Chateau Hutter Films Presents A John Hutter Travel Adventure - Historic St. Augustine - Oldest City in the United States (:09). John Hutter sits by a fireplace at Chateau Hutter (:34). He points at a map of Florida and St. Augustine, Florida (:51). A sign reads: Castillo De San Marcos National Monument; shots of the monument (1:15). Sides of the monument (2:31). Inside the monument (3:13). Horse and carriage; old cabin (3:53). Horse and carriage rides around St. Augustine (4:11). Car drives down a street past a house (5:04). Girls play baseball in a park (5:34). Grace United Methodist Church behind tall palm trees (5:54). Older homes of St. Augustine (6:59). Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine (7:26). People get into a carriage being pulled by a horse around downtown St. Augustine (7:58). At (8:00) the African American driver assists two soldiers who are passengers. Old people in a park (8:22). An African American nanny watches a white child in a stroller (8:40). Seaside; cars and houses (8:45). Statue of Ponce de Leon seen from behind (8:50). Pink flowers, a hand goes through the flowers (9:25). Old men, probably retirees from New York, play cards at tables (9:52). A woman hands wood carvings -- probably polished tree roots -- to two little boys; then they hold coconuts painted to have faces (10:20). Close up on the odd wood pieces followed by the coconuts (10:54). Here's a strange sight -- goats pull an ornate wagon covered with junk and fixtures (11:44). Goats (12:10). An eccentric hillbilly or tramp emerges from the back of the wagon (12:25). Group of alligators; some move slowly (13:20). Marine Studios, the world's first oceanarium, now known as Marineland. A man feeds jumping dolphins (13:49). Dolphins swim underwater; stingrays in the water (14:10). Sharks, filmed behind glass, swim by (14:45). End credits (15:54).
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