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Louisiana Story (1948)

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The idyllic life of a young Cajun boy and his pet raccoon is disrupted when the tranquility of the bayou is broken by an oil well drilling near his home.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Joseph Boudreaux ...
Lionel Le Blanc ...
His Father
E. Bienvenu ...
His Mother (as Mrs. E. Bienvenu)
Frank Hardy ...
The Driller
C.P. Guedry ...
The Boilerman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Oscar J. Yarborough ...
Oil Company Lessor
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Storyline

A young Cajun boy named Alexander Napolean Ulysses Latour spends his time on a Louisiana bayou. There he plays, fishes and hunts, worrying only about the alligators which infest its waters. The boy's innocent routine changes forever when his father signs a lease agreement with an oil company which brings a derrick into their corner of the bayou. Written by Shannon Patrick Sullivan <shannon@mun.ca>

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Release Date:

28 October 1948 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Cajun  »

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Budget:

$258,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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The film was re-released by an exploitation company in the 50's under the title "Cajun" on the bottom half of a double bill with Watusi (1959). See more »

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When the raccoon escapes from the boat and swims through the bayou, the edge of a pontoon or boat appears at the right side of the frame See more »

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Louisiana Story
Written by Virgil Thomson
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Great documentary film to see, not the story.
10 January 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Robert Flaherty had a great eye for the interesting shots. Never more so than this oil company funded film about a young boy seeing the oil rig come to his Louisiana bayou. Although there is not much of a story the shots of the oil rig, life in the bayou, and the moods that Flaherty captures make it a film well worth seeing. If you see "Man of Aran" or "Nannok of the North" remember it was the same great documentary filmmaker. I've seen it twice and probably will see it again someday.


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