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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 ...
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)  »

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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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Financed by Standard Oil Company with a budget of $258,000. 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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A stunning piece of work!
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Having lived many years in Acadiana, I can tell you that this is a beautiful depiction of the immense grace of the area during the forties. The film is not great drama, but the mystery and immense beauty of the bayou is authentic. Joseph Boudreaux, the boy in the movie will melt your heart with his lovely presence and Cajun ways.

Thankfully, this film was placed in the archives of the National Library of Congress in the nineties. The restoration is exquisite! I, for one, am thankful that this monumental tribute to the true Cajun people, as they once were, has been resurrected.

Much of what you will see in this film is, sadly, gone forever. There will never be another tribute to Acadiana like Louisiana Story!


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