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Louisiana Story (1948)

Approved  |   |  Drama  |  28 October 1948 (France)
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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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(as Robert Flaherty)

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(original screenplay) (as Frances Flaherty) , (original screenplay) (as Robert Flaherty)
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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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Budget:

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

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1.37 : 1
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Photographed with new, lighter 35mm cameras used by Nazi propagandists during the war years. 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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Featured in Studies for Louisiana Story (1967) See more »

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Louisiana Story
Written by Virgil Thomson
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Great visuals
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Robert Flaherty was the great American documentary filmmaker from Nanook of the North to Louisiana Story. Funded by the oil industry, nonetheless, the great visuals from a director -cinematographer make this film a joy. Forget the story and "see" the film!


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