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The Plow that broke the Plains and Night mail

Author: Pare Lorentz; Basil Wright; Harry Watt; Video Images (Firm); Video Yesteryear (Firm)
Publisher: Sandy Hook, Conn. : Video Yesteryear, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape : NTSC color broadcast system   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A compilation of 2 documentary films. The first film tells the story of how overcultivation of the Great Plains resulted in the Dust Bowl. The second is a homage to the British postal and railway systems in the U.K.
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Pare Lorentz; Basil Wright; Harry Watt; Video Images (Firm); Video Yesteryear (Firm)
OCLC Number: 51662899
Notes: "1194"--Cassette spine label.
Credits: Credits (Plow that broke the plains): Photography, Ralph Steiner ... [et al.] ; narrator, Thomas Chalmers ; music composed by Virgil Thomson ; editor, Leo Zochling. Night mail / cameras, Jones & Fowle.
Credit (Night mail): Cinematographers, Chick Fowle, Jonah Jones ; music composer, Benjamin Britten.
Event notes: Originally released as two separate documentary films: The plow that broke the Plains (in 1934); and, Night mail (in 1936).
Description: 2 parts on 1 videocassette (50 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in.
Details: Colour recording system: NTSC.; VHS.
Contents: [1] Plow that broke the plains / written and directed by Pare Lorentz. (26 min.) --
[2] Night mail / G.P.O. Film Unit presents ; produced by Basil Wright, Harry Watt (24 min.).
Other Titles: Plow that broke the plains.
Night mail.
Responsibility: a Video Images/Video Yesteryear presentation.

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A compilation of 2 documentary films. The first film tells the story of how overcultivation of the Great Plains resulted in the Dust Bowl. The second is a homage to the British postal and railway systems in the U.K.

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