IMDb > Louisiana Story (1948)
Louisiana Story
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Louisiana Story (1948) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 7 | slideshow) Videos (see all 2)
Louisiana Story -- 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.

Overview

User Rating:
7.2/10   943 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 16% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writers:
Frances H. Flaherty (original screenplay)
Robert J. Flaherty (original screenplay)
Contact:
View company contact information for Louisiana Story on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
28 October 1948 (France) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 4 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
flaherty's best looking film See more (9 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Joseph Boudreaux ... The Boy
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
Create a character page for: ?

Directed by
Robert J. Flaherty  (as Robert Flaherty)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Frances H. Flaherty  original screenplay (as Frances Flaherty)
Robert J. Flaherty  original screenplay (as Robert Flaherty)

Produced by
Helen van Dongen .... associate producer
Robert J. Flaherty .... producer (as Robert Flaherty)
Richard Leacock .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Virgil Thomson 
 
Cinematography by
Richard Leacock 
 
Film Editing by
Helen van Dongen 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Serge Roullet .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Benjamin Doniger .... sound recordist
Leonard Stark .... sound recordist
Dick Vorisek .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Editorial Department
Ralph Rosenblum .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Henry Brant .... music technical assistant
Bob Fine .... music recordist
Eugene Ormandy .... musical director
 

Production CompaniesDistributors
Create a character page for: ?

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Cajun" - USA (reissue title)
See more »
Runtime:
78 min
Country:
Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The score for this film, by Virgil Thomson, marks the only occasion that film music has won the Pulitzer Prize for Best Composition.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: 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 frameSee more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Louisiana StorySee more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
5 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
flaherty's best looking film, 27 December 2003
Author: chris miller (chris@aptpupil.org) from davis, california

another film from robert flaherty (nanook of the north and man of aran). the other two films i've seen from him are documentaries, whereas this one is pretty much a straight film (though it won an academy for best documentary). an argument could be made for man of aran as a documentary, but i don't think that this one qualifies. i think that flaherty works better within the documentary confines. perhaps this is because he needn't worry about developing a story or script - that comes naturally given the genre - and so he can focus more on the editing process and capturing the humanity of the characters. it's also possible that his venture into feature films came after he reached his peak. nanook of the north and man of aran had the similar theme of man's struggle to survive within nature. while they followed rather simple people using simple tools (harpoons and fish hooks mostly) this film introduces industry as man's tool in conquering nature. i must admit that this turned me off of the film a bit; it just didn't seem as pure. it's a beautiful film - the black and white photography really looks good (it was restored by the ucla film archive) and the shots are well composed. the story is told through the eyes of a young boy who wanders around the louisiana swamps on his canoe. he comes to admire the crew of the oil rig that has come to his part of the swamp to drill for oil as part of a deal his father has made with a business partner. the oil people's presence is given much more of a positive portrayal than i would have expected from flaherty. as i perused some of the dvd extras i discovered why this is...it turns out that standard oil commissioned the production and requested a film that showed the beauty of humanity and positive impact oil can have while being entertaining all the while. it's flaherty's best looking film and, again, the score is a highlight, but i think it's kind of a shame this had to be his final picture. B.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (9 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Louisiana Story (1948)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
english subtitles egibest_egi
WISHFUL THINKING pamela-71
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
The Princess and the Frog Docks of New Orleans Schultze Gets the Blues The Alligator People Treat 'Em Rough
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Drama section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.