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James A. FitzPatrick (1894–1980)

American documentary film director. After completing training in the dramatic arts, he worked for a while as a journalist. In 1925 he entered films and specialized throughout his career in travel documentaries. Besides directing, he also wrote, produced, and narrated many of his films. MGM distributed a series of his travel films under the ... See full bio »

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Song of Mexico Producer
Songs of England Producer


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 1957 Assignment South Pacific (Documentary short) (producer)
 1955 VistaVision Visits Spain (Documentary short) (producer)
 1955 VistaVision Visits Japan (Documentary short) (producer)
 1955 VistaVision Visits Hawaii (Documentary short) (producer)
 1955 VistaVision Visits Mexico (Documentary short) (producer)
 1954 VistaVision Visits Norway (Documentary short) (producer)
 1954 Glimpses of Western Germany (Short documentary) (producer)
 1953 Looking at Lisbon (Documentary short) (producer)
 1953 In the Valley of the Rhine (Documentary short) (producer)
 1953 Seeing Spain (Documentary short) (producer)
 1953 Copenhagen: 'City of Towers' (Documentary short) (producer)
 1953 Delightful Denmark (Documentary short) (producer)
 1953 Johannesburg: 'City of Gold' (Documentary short) (producer)
 1953 Beautiful Bavaria (Documentary short) (producer)
 1953 Land of the Ugly Duckling (Documentary short) (producer)
 1952 Calling on Cape Town (Documentary short) (producer)
 1952 In the Land of Diamonds (Documentary short) (producer)
 1952 Pretoria to Durban (Documentary short) (producer)
 1952 Ancient India (Documentary short) (producer)
 1952 Seeing Ceylon (Documentary short) (producer)
 1952 Jasper National Park (Documentary short) (producer)
 1952 Land of the Taj Mahal (Documentary short) (producer)
 1952 Beautiful Brazil (Documentary short) (producer)
 1952 Life in the Andes (Documentary short) (producer)
 1952 Picturesque New Zealand (Documentary short) (producer)
 1951 Springtime in the Netherlands (Documentary short) (producer)
 1951 Glimpses of Argentina (Documentary short) (producer)
 1951 Visiting Italy (Documentary short) (producer)
 1951 Glimpses of Morocco and Algiers (Documentary short) (producer)
 1951 Romantic Riviera (Short documentary) (producer)
 1951 A Word for the Greeks (Documentary short) (producer)
 1951 Land of the Zuider Zee (Documentary short) (producer)
 1951 Voices of Venice (Documentary short) (producer - as James A. Fitzpatrick)
 1951 Egypt Speaks (Documentary short) (producer - as James A. Fitzpatrick)
 1950 Life on the Thames (Documentary short) (producer)
 1950 The Land of Auld Lang Syne (Documentary short) (producer)
 1950 Touring Northern England (Documentary short) (producer)
 1950 To the Coast of Devon (Documentary short) (producer)
 1950 Roaming Through Michigan (Documentary short) (producer)
 1950 Pastoral Panoramas (Documentary short) (producer)
 1950 Colorful Holland (Documentary short) (producer)
 1950 Land of Tradition (Documentary short) (producer)
 1949 A Wee Bit of Scotland (Documentary short) (producer)
 1949 In Old Amsterdam (Documentary short) (producer)
 1949 Glimpses of Old England (Documentary short) (producer)
 1949 From Liverpool to Stratford (Short) (producer)
 1949 Mighty Manhattan, New York's Wonder City (Documentary short) (producer)
 1949 Roaming Through Northern Ireland (Documentary short) (producer)
 1949 Quebec in Summertime (Documentary short) (producer)
 1949 Playlands of Michigan (Documentary short) (producer)
 1949 Calling on Michigan (Documentary short) (producer)
 1949 Ontario: 'Land of Lakes' (Documentary short) (producer)
 1948 Scholastic England (Documentary short) (producer)
 1948 Night Life in Chicago (Documentary short) (producer)
 1948 Wandering Through Wales (Documentary short) (producer)
 1948 Chicago, the Beautiful (Documentary short) (producer)
 1948 Cape Breton Island (Documentary short) (producer)
 1947 Cradle of a Nation (Documentary short) (producer)
 1947 Visiting Virginia (Documentary short) (producer)
 1947 Glimpses of New Scotland (Documentary short) (producer)
 1947 On the Shores of Nova Scotia (Short documentary) (producer)
 1947 Around the World in California (Short documentary) (producer)
 1947 Calling on Costa Rica (Documentary short) (producer)
 1946 Glimpses of California (Documentary short) (producer)
 1946 Over the Seas to Belfast (Documentary short) (producer)
 1946 Looking at London (Documentary short) (producer)
 1946 The Mission Trail (Documentary short) (producer)
 1946 Visiting Vera Cruz (Documentary short) (producer)
 1946 Glimpses of Guatemala (Documentary short) (producer)
 1946 Land of the Mayas (Documentary short) (producer)
 1945 Song of Mexico (associate producer)
 1945 Merida and Campeche (Documentary short) (producer)
 1945 Where Time Stands Still (Documentary short) (producer)
 1945 Modern Guatemala City (Documentary short) (producer - as James FitzPatrick)
 1945 Seeing El Salvador (Documentary short) (producer)
 1945 Shrines of Yucatan (Documentary short) (producer)
 1944 Wandering Here and There (Documentary short) (producer)
 1944 Monumental Utah (Documentary short) (producer)
 1944 Throwing the Bull (Short documentary) (producer)
 1944 City of Brigham Young (Documentary short) (producer)
 1944 Roaming Through Arizona (Documentary short) (producer)
 1944 Colorful Colorado (Documentary short) (producer)
 1944 Along the Cactus Trail (Documentary short) (producer)
 1944 A Night in Mexico City (Documentary short) (producer)
 1944 Mackinac Island (Documentary short) (producer)
 1944 Visiting St. Louis (Documentary short) (producer)
 1944 A Day in Death Valley (Documentary short) (producer)
 1943 Salt Lake Diversions (Documentary short) (producer)
 1943 Grand Canyon, Pride of Creation (Documentary short) (producer)
 1943 Through the Colorado Rockies (Documentary short) (producer)
 1943 Over the Andes (Documentary short) (producer)
 1943 Scenic Oregon (Documentary short) (producer)
 1943 Memories of Australia (Documentary short) (producer)
 1943 Motoring in Mexico (Documentary short) (producer)
 1943 Romantic Nevada (Documentary short) (producer)
 1943 On the Road to Monterrey (Documentary short) (producer)
 1943 Mexican Police on Parade (Documentary short) (producer)
 1943 Mighty Niagara (Documentary short) (producer)
 1943 Land of Orizaba (Documentary short) (producer)
 1942 People of Russia (Documentary short) (producer)
 1942 Glimpses of Ontario (Documentary short) (producer)
 1942 Modern Mexico City (Documentary short) (producer)
 1942 Picturesque Massachusetts (Documentary short) (producer)
 1942 Exotic Mexico (Documentary short) (producer)
 1942 Picturesque Patzcuaro (Documentary short) (producer)
 1942 Glacier Park and Waterton Lakes (Documentary short) (producer)
 1942 Land of the Quintuplets (Documentary short) (producer)
 1942 Colorful North Carolina (Documentary short) (producer)
 1942 Minnesota: 'Land of Plenty' (Short documentary) (producer)
 1942 West Point on the Hudson (Short documentary) (producer)
 1941 Historic Maryland (Documentary short) (producer)
 1941 Scenic Grandeur (Documentary short) (producer)
 1941 George Town: 'Pride of Penang' (Short documentary) (producer)
 1941 The Inside Passage (Short documentary) (producer)
 1941 Glimpses of Florida (Documentary short) (producer)
 1941 Haiti: 'Land of Dark Majesty' (Documentary short) (producer)
 1941 Memories of Europe (Documentary short) (producer)
 1941 Yosemite the Magnificent (Documentary short) (producer)
 1941 Glimpses of Kentucky (Documentary short) (producer)
 1941 Alluring Alaska (Documentary short) (producer)
 1941 Red Men on Parade (Documentary short) (producer)
 1941 Mediterranean Ports of Call (Documentary short) (producer)
 1940 Old New Orleans (Documentary short) (producer)
 1940 Old New Mexico (Short documentary) (producer)
 1940 Cavalcade of San Francisco (Documentary short) (producer)
 1940 Beautiful Bali (Documentary short) (producer)
 1940 The Capital City: Washington, D.C. (Documentary short) (producer)
 1940 Glimpses of Mexico (Documentary short) (producer)
 1940 Glimpses of Washington State (Documentary short) (producer)
 1940 Suva: 'Pride of Fiji' (Documentary short) (producer)
 1940 Modern New Orleans (Documentary short) (producer)
 1940 Sitka and Juneau: 'A Tale of Two Cities' (Documentary short) (producer)
 1940 Calling on Colombia (Documentary short) (producer)
 1940 Seattle: Gateway to the Northwest (Short documentary) (producer)
 1940 Night Descends on Treasure Island (Short documentary) (producer)
 1939 Old Natchez on the Mississippi (Documentary short) (producer)
 1939 Land of Alaska Nellie (Documentary short) (producer)
 1939 Valiant Venezuela (Documentary short) (producer)
 1939 Mendelssohn's Wedding March (Short) (producer - as James A. Fitzpatrick)
 1939 Quaint St. Augustine (Short documentary) (producer)
 1939 Natural Wonders of Washington State (Documentary short) (producer)
 1939 A Day on Treasure Island (Documentary short) (producer)
 1939 Colorful Curacao (Documentary short) (producer)
 1939 Picturesque Udaipur (Documentary short) (producer - uncredited)
 1939 Rural Hungary (Documentary short) (producer - uncredited)
 1939 Glimpses of Australia (Documentary short) (producer)
 1939 Java Journey (Documentary short) (producer)
 1939 Imperial Delhi (Documentary short) (producer - uncredited)
 1939 Ancient Egypt (Documentary short) (producer - uncredited)
 1938 Singapore and Jahore (Documentary short) (producer - uncredited)
 1938 The Life of Chopin (Short) (producer)
 1938 Sydney: 'Pride of Australia' (Documentary short) (producer)
 1938 Jaipur: 'The Pink City' (Documentary short) (producer)
 1938 Madeira: 'Isle of Romance' (Documentary short) (producer)
 1938 Cairo 'City of Contrast' (Documentary short) (producer)
 1938 Paris on Parade (Documentary short) (producer)
 1938 Czechoslovakia on Parade (Documentary short) (producer)
 1938 Rural Sweden (Documentary short) (producer - uncredited)
 1938 Beautiful Budapest (Documentary short) (producer)
 1938 Glimpses of New Brunswick (Documentary short) (producer - uncredited)
 1938 Glimpses of Austria (Documentary short) (producer)
 1938 A Dream of Love (Short) (producer - uncredited)
 1938 George Bizet, Composer of Carmen (Short) (producer)
 1938 Natural Wonders of the West (Documentary short) (producer)
 1937 Land of the Incas (Documentary short) (producer)
 1937 Copenhagen (Documentary short) (producer)
 1937 Chile: 'Land of Charm' (Documentary short) (producer)
 1937 Stockholm: Pride of Sweden (Documentary short) (producer)
 1937 Glimpses of Peru (Documentary short) (producer)
 1937 Floral Japan (Documentary short) (producer)
 1937 Rocky Mountain Grandeur (Documentary short) (producer - uncredited)
 1937 Serene Siam (Documentary short) (producer - uncredited)
 1937 Hong Kong: 'The Hub of the Orient' (Documentary short) (producer)
 1937 Colorful Bombay (Documentary short) (producer)
 1937 Glimpses of Java and Ceylon (Documentary short) (producer - uncredited)
 1937 Auld Lang Syne (producer)
 1937 India on Parade (Documentary short) (producer - uncredited)
 1937 Picturesque South Africa (Documentary short) (producer)
 1936 Oriental Paradise (Documentary short) (producer)
 1936 David Livingstone (producer)
 1936 The Captain's Table (producer - uncredited)
 1936 Yellowstone Park: 'Nature's Playground' (Documentary short) (producer)
 1936 Quaint Quebec (Documentary short) (producer - uncredited)
 1936 St. Helena and Its 'Man of Destiny' (Short) (producer)
 1936 Rio de Janeiro 'City of Splendour' (Documentary short) (producer)
 1936 Cherry Blossom Time in Japan (Documentary short) (producer - uncredited)
 1936 Sacred City of the Mayan Indians (Documentary short) (producer - uncredited)
 1936 Victoria and Vancouver: Gateways to Canada (Documentary short) (producer - uncredited)
 1935 Modern Tokyo (Documentary short) (producer - uncredited)
 1935 Rural Mexico (Documentary short) (producer)
 1935 Honolulu: The Paradise of the Pacific (Documentary short) (producer)
 1935 Beautiful Banff and Lake Louise (Documentary short) (producer - uncredited)
 1935 Historic Mexico City (Documentary short) (producer)
 1935 Los Angeles: 'Wonder City of the West' (Documentary short) (producer)
 1935 Colorful Guatemala (Documentary short) (producer)
 1935 Rainbow Canyons (Documentary short) (producer)
 1935 Zeeland: 'The Hidden Paradise' (Documentary short) (producer)
 1935 Colorful Islands: Madagascar and Seychelles (Short documentary) (producer)
 1934 Ireland: 'The Emerald Isle' (Documentary short) (producer - uncredited)
 1934 Zion: Canyon of Colour (Documentary short) (producer)
 1934 Switzerland the Beautiful (Documentary short) (producer)
 1934 Holland in Tulip Time (Documentary short) (producer)
 1934 Africa, Land of Contrast (Short) (producer)
 1934 Citadels of the Mediterranean (Documentary short) (producer)
 1934 Cruising in the South Seas (Documentary short) (producer)
 1934 Glimpses of Erin (Documentary short) (producer - uncredited)
 1934 Egypt, Kingdom of the Nile (Documentary short) (producer)
 1934 Tibet, Land of Isolation (Documentary short) (producer)
 1934 Colorful Ports of Call (Documentary short) (producer)
 1933 British Guiana (Documentary short) (producer)
 1933 A Day in Venice (Documentary short) (producer)
 1933 Scotland, the Bonnie (Documentary short) (producer)
 1933 Dutch Guiana: 'Land of the Djuka' (Documentary short) (producer - uncredited)
 1933 Papua and Kalabahai, Weird Haunts of Strange People (Documentary short) (producer)
 1933 Fiji and Samoa, the Cannibal Isles (Documentary short) (producer)
 1933 New Zealand: The White Man's Paradise (Documentary short) (producer)
 1933 Daughters of the Sea: Norway, Sweden and Denmark (Documentary short) (producer)
 1933 Big Ditch of Panama (Documentary short) (producer)
 1933 Italy, Land of Inspiration (Documentary short) (producer)
 1933 Cuba, the Land of Rumba (Documentary short) (producer)
 1933 Norway: Land of the Midnight Sun (Documentary short) (producer)
 1933 Iceland, Land of the Vikings (Documentary short) (producer)
 1932 Gateway to India: Bombay (Documentary short) (producer)
 1932 Leningrad, the Gateway to Soviet Russia (Documentary short) (producer)
 1932 Rio 'The Magnificent' (Documentary short) (producer)
 1932 Moscow, Heart of Soviet Russia (Documentary short) (producer)
 1932 Home Sweet Home, the World Over (Documentary short) (producer)
 1932 Romantic Argentina (Documentary short) (producer - uncredited)
 1932 Over the Seas to Borneo (Documentary short) (producer)
 1932 Come Back to Erin (Documentary short) (producer)
 1932 The Island Empire (Documentary short) (producer)
 1932 The Temple of Love (Documentary short) (producer)
 1932 Cradles of Creed (Documentary short) (producer)
 1932 Colorful Jaipur (Documentary short) (producer)
 1932 Tropical Ceylon (Documentary short) (producer)
 1932 Bali, the Island Paradise (Documentary short) (producer)
 1932 The World Dances (Documentary short) (producer)
 1932 London, City of Tradition (Documentary short) (producer)
 1932 Ireland 'The Melody Isle' (Documentary short) (producer)
 1931 Madeira: A Garden in the Sea (Documentary short) (producer)
 1931 Benares: The Hindu Heaven (Documentary short) (producer)
 1931 Land of the Maharajahs (Documentary) (producer)
 1931 Java the Fragrant Isle (Documentary short) (producer)
 1931 Siam to Korea (Documentary short) (producer)
 1930 Charming Ceylon (Documentary short) (producer - uncredited)
 1930 The Imperial City (Documentary short) (producer)
 1930 Japan in Cherry Blossom Time (Documentary short) (producer)
 1929 Schubert's Unfinished Symphony (Short) (producer)
 1929 Schubert's Masterpiece (Short) (producer)
 1929 Schubert's Friends (Short) (producer)
 1929 Schubert's Inspiration (Short) (producer)
 1929 Schubert's Songs (Short) (producer)
 1928 The Movie Horoscope (Short) (producer)
 1928 Charles Gounod (Short) (producer)
 1927 Mary's Little Lamb (Short) (producer)
 1927 Johannes Brahms (Documentary short) (producer)
 1927 Four Indian Love Lyrics (Documentary short) (producer)
 1927 Rossini (Documentary short) (producer)
 1927 Schumann (Documentary) (producer)
 1927 Robert Schumann (Short) (producer)
 1927 Jacques Bizet (Short) (producer)
 1926 Songs of Southern States (Short) (producer)
 1926 Ethelbert Nevin (Short) (producer)
 1926 Love Lyrics of India (Short) (producer)
 1926 Songs of Italy (Short) (producer)
 1926 Songs of Spain (Short) (producer)
 1926 Songs of Central Europe (Short) (producer)
 1926 Songs of the Northern States (Short) (producer)
 1926 Songs of France (Short) (producer)
 1925 Edward McDowell (Documentary short) (producer)
 1925 Giuseppe Verdi (Documentary short) (producer)
 1925 Hayden Mozart (Documentary short) (producer)
 1925 Richard Wagner (Documentary short) (producer)
 1925 The Origin of Christmas (Documentary short) (producer)
 1925 Songs of England (Short) (producer)
 1925 Songs of Ireland (Short) (producer)
 1925 Songs of Scotland (Short) (producer)
 1925 Songs of the British Isles (Short) (producer)
 1925 Mother's Day (Documentary short) (producer)
 1925 George Frederick Handel (Documentary short) (producer)
 1925 Frederick Chopin (Documentary short) (producer)
 1925 Franz Liszt (Documentary short) (producer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Narrated trailer for On the Town (1949), in the style of his Traveltalks series of shorts.

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Alternate Names:

James FitzPatrick | James A. Fitzpatrick

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[answering criticism that he only showed the positive aspects of the places he visited] How would I have gained admittance to those countries if I had commented on their social problems? Aside from being very rude, it would have been counterproductive. I made my pictures at a time when travel was almost impossible for the average person. I believe I showed people what they would have wanted to ... See more »


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