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The Plow that broke the Plains : a U.S. Documentary film ; Night mail

Author: Pare LorentzBasil WrightHarry WattThomas ChalmersW H AudenAll authors
Publisher: Little Falls, NJ : Distributed by Image Group, LLC, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first work depicts the social and economic history of the Great Plains from the settlement of prairies by cattlemen and farmers through the World War I boom to drought and depression. The second work examines the L.M.S. Railway and the royal mail system prior to World War II.
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Short films
Nonfiction films
Historical films
Ethnographic films
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Pare Lorentz; Basil Wright; Harry Watt; Thomas Chalmers; W H Auden; Virgil Thomson; Benjamin Britten; United States. Resettlement Administration.; Great Britain. Post Office. Film Unit.; Associated British Film Distributors, Ltd. (Firm); Video Yesteryear (Firm)
OCLC Number: 43543784
Notes: Original compilation copyright 1983 by Video Yesteryear.
Originally produced as motion pictures in 1936.
Container and tape label incorrectly state date of The plow that broke the Plains as 1934.
Credits: The Plow that broke the plains : Produced by Pare Lorentz / Resettlement Administration ; written and directed by Pare Lorentz ; photography, Ralph Steiner, Paul Ivano, Paul Strand, Leo T. Hurwitz ; music composed by Virgil Thomson ; film editor, Leo Zochling.
Night mail : An A.B.F.D. release ; The GPO Film Unit presents ; produced by Basil Wright and Harry Watt ; cameras, [F.H.] Jones & [Chick] Fowle ; [music, Benjamin] Britten ; [verse, W.H.] Auden.
Performer(s): The plow that broke the plains : Narrator, Thomas Chalmers.
Night mail : With workers of the travelling Post Office ; workers of the L.M.S. Railway.
Description: 1 videocassette (50 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Contents: The plow that broke the plains (1936 ; ca. 26 min. ; b&w, sd.) --
Night mail (1936 ; ca. 24 min. ; b&w, sd.).
Other Titles: Plow that broke the Plains (Motion picture)
Night mail (Motion picture : 1936)
Responsibility: a Video Yesteryear recording.

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The first work depicts the social and economic history of the Great Plains from the settlement of prairies by cattlemen and farmers through the World War I boom to drought and depression. The second work examines the L.M.S. Railway and the royal mail system prior to World War II.

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