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The films of Pare Lorentz.

Author: Pare LorentzVirgil ThomsonThomas ChalmersLouis GruenbergMyron McCormickAll authors
Publisher: [Los Angeles] : International Documentary Association, [200-]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English
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The plow that broke the plains traces the social and economic history of the Great Plains from the settlement of the prairies through the World War I boom to the years of depression and drought. The river is a Depression-era documentary which chronicles the exploration and exploitation of the Mississippi River from the Civil War through the 1920s. The fight for life is a documentary on the struggle of a young doctor  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short films
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Pare Lorentz; Virgil Thomson; Thomas Chalmers; Louis Gruenberg; Myron McCormick; Storris Haynes; Will Geer; Dudley Diggs; Dorothy Adams; Dorothy Urban; Effie Anderson; International Documentary Association.
OCLC Number: 526749000
Notes: This disc is a recorded DVD and may not play on all DVD players or drives.
Bonus feature: Pare Lorentz study guide (DVD-ROM).
Credits: The plow that broke the plains: written and directed by Pare Lorentz ; photograhy by Ralph Steiner, Paul Strand, Leo Hurwitz and Paul Evans ; edited by Leo Zockling ; music by Virgil Thomson ; narrator, Thomas Chalmers. The river: written and directed by Paul Lorentz ; photography by Stacy Woodard, Floyd Crosby and Willard Van Dyke ; edited by Leo Zockling and Lloyd Nosler ; music by Virgil Thomson ; narrator, Thomas Chalmers. The fight for life: produced and directed by Pare Lorentz ; screenplay by Pare Lorentz ; music by Louis Gruenberg.
Performer(s): Cast of The fight for life: Myron McCormick ; Storris Haynes ; Will Geer ; Dudley Diggs ; Dorothy Adams ; Dorothy Urban ; Effie Anderson.
Description: 1 videodisc (128 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-R.
Contents: The plow that broke the plains (1936) --
The river (1938) --
The fight for life (1940).

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The plow that broke the plains traces the social and economic history of the Great Plains from the settlement of the prairies through the World War I boom to the years of depression and drought. The river is a Depression-era documentary which chronicles the exploration and exploitation of the Mississippi River from the Civil War through the 1920s. The fight for life is a documentary on the struggle of a young doctor against disease and death during pregnancy and childbirth in a city slum.

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