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The Plow that broke the Plains

Author: Pare LorentzThomas ChalmersBasil WrightWatt, HarryVideo Yesteryear (Firm)All authors
Publisher: Sandy Hook, CT : Video Images : Video Yesteryear, ©1991.
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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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Pare Lorentz; Thomas Chalmers; Basil Wright; Watt, Harry; Video Yesteryear (Firm); Video Images (Firm)
OCLC Number: 29893403
Notes: Videocassette release of two classic documentaries: The Plow that broke the Plains (1934), and Night mail (1936).
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Credits: Music [for Plow that broke the Plains], Virgil Thomson ; music [for Night mail], Benjamin Britten ; photographers [for Plow that broke the Plains], Ralph Steiner ... [et al.] ; photographers [for Night mail], Jonah Jones, Chick Fowle.
Performer(s): Thomas Chalmers [for Plow that broke the Plains].
Description: 1 videocassette (49 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Other Titles: Night mail
Responsibility: written and directed by Pare Lorentz. Night mail / produced by Basil Wright and Harry Watt.

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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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