This 1940s color travelogue about Rio de Janeiro is sponsored by Moore-McCormack Lines, and narrated by James Clemenger. The ship sails into the harbor at Rio. Passengers disembark (:29-1:18). 1940s cars are parked along the avenue (1:19-2:02). The mosaic sidewalk is repaired (2:03-2:14). The architecture has vertical shutters (2:29-2:54). Buildings shown are the Theatro Munipal opera house, City Council Hall, the National Library, and National Senate (3:00- 3:45). 1940s automobiles drive by (3:46-3:59). The shoreline is shown from above (4:25-4:43). Highly manicured topiaries line the street (4:45). Colorful1940s busses drive by (4:50-5:04). The Hotel Gloria is shown (5:05). People walk along the boardwalk (5:16-5:30). The Christ the Redeemer statue is shown from a distance (5:38-5:45). Copacabana Beach is dotted with sunbathers and colorful umbrellas against the white sand. Others play in the waves (5:53-6:15). An aquaplaner is towed by a ski boat (6:16-6:30). The Copacabana Palace Hotel is shown (6:40). Male and female sunbathers in 1940s swimsuits lie under colorful umbrellas. Children hold innertubes (6:54-7:40). Fisherman dry and repair their nets (7:41-8:00). The Casino Atlantico is shown (8:06). The car drives along the Avenida Niemeyer coastal road. Closeups of the swirling waves are shown (8:10-8:55). Mountain peaks overlook golfers. Other mountain peaks are shown; one resembles a face (8:56-10:00). A cable car moves up Corcovado Mountain to the Christ the Redeemer statue. The view is shown (10:20-11:37). Manicured lawns and flowers ar at the Municipal Gardens. Two women sit and talk while swans glide behind them on a pond. Flowers are shown up-close (11:38-12:17). A pen knife is stabbed into a Water Palm and fluid comes out (12:18-12:38). Butterflies land on red flowers (12:39-12:56). A woman poses with parrots (12:57-13:40). A chimpanzee in shorts does tricks (13:42-14:23). The Hotel Copacabana has tennis courts and swimming pools(14:24-14:42). Beautiful women lounge on the patio (14:43-15:04). A well-dressed woman walks a bulldog (15:17-15:32). Speed boats fly past (15:33-16:42). The cable car moves to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain; the view below is shown, including a new Moore-McCormack Lines cargo liner. The other mountain tops are scanned, as is the city and shoreline below (16:43-20:25). The President lived in the Guanabara Palace. 100-year-old Royal Palms line the avenue leading to it (20:26-20:50). Teenage girls in uniforms leave school. Younger children also wear matching blue rompers or white uniforms. A seller offers candy from a large basket (20:51-22:07). The Carioca Aqueduct overlooks sidewalk cafes. Men are dressed in white suits with straw hats (22:09-22:39). The Candelaria Church dates to 1775 (22:40-23:30). Men and women in 1940s clothing and hairstyles pass the camera (23:31-23:58). Shops sell preserved butterflies, secret opening wooden boxes, Hugo sterling silver coffee and tea sets, and flowers made from feathers, (24:00-25:02). Christ the Redeemer is shown at sunset (25:09). A colorfully dressed brass band performs at the Copacabana casino. People dance the Samba. The orchestra rotates to reveal a new band. A second dance floor emerges. Beautiful costumed women perform (25:54-27:47). A tambourine player does tricks with it (27:48-28:25).
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