This film uses the story of a young man visiting his uncle, a cigar manufacturer, in Tampa to showcase the city's cigar industry. Along the way the young man meets an attractive young woman who takes him on a tour of Ybor City and the cigar plant where all aspects of cigar making are discussed, and hand and machine cigar rolling techniques are highlighted. The film also includes scenes of Tampa's airport, downtown, and harbor during the annual Gasparilla Pirate Festival. Produced by Florida Film Studio with the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce and the Cigar Manufacturing Association of Tampa.
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