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Joe Hill (1971)

GP  |   |  Biography, Drama, History  |  25 August 1971 (Sweden)
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About the life and death of the legendary Swedish/American agitator Joe Hill.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Thommy Berggren ...
Joe Hill
Anja Schmidt ...
Lucia
Kelvin Malave ...
The Fox
Evert Anderson ...
Blackie
Cathy Smith ...
Cathy
Hasse Persson ...
Paul
David Moritz ...
David
Richard Weber ...
Richard
Joel Miller ...
Ed Rowan
Robert Faeder ...
George
Wendy Geyer ...
Elizabeth Gurley Flynn (as Wendy Geier)
Liska March ...
The Charity Woman
Frank Molinari ...
The Tenor (as Franco Molinari)
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Storyline

In the early 1900's, the legendary Joe Hill emigrates with his brother to the United States. But after a short time, he loses touch with his brother. Joe gets a few jobs but is struck by all the injustice and tragedy going on. He becomes active in the forbidden union IWW, a union for workers without trades. It is forbidden to demonstrate and to speak in public but Joe gets around that by singing his manifests with the Salvation Army. He manages to get more and more people to get on strike with him but he also makes powerful enemies doing that. Finally he gets connected with a murder and during the trial he fires his lawyer and takes upon himself to become his own defender. Written by Movie-Man <soderberg@softhome.net>

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"I dreamed I saw Joe Hill last night. Alive as you or me. Says I, but Joe you're ten years dead. I never died says he."


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25 August 1971 (Sweden)  »

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The Ballad of Joe Hill  »

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SEK 2,350,625 (Sweden)
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26 January 2004 | by (Kodiak, Alaska) – See all my reviews

I saw this film when it first came out and still am impressed by it. I have wanted to get a copy of it for years, but never got around to it. Now that I am teaching classes in U.S. History and Government, I will be looking in earnest for a copy of the film. Joe Hill doesn't appear in the textbook used at this high school. I feel it is important for the students to know about the labor movement history of this country, including the story of Joe Hill and the I.W.W.

I have researched Joe Hill in the past and I believe that this film does a good and fair job of telling his story. I highly recommend it to a general audience and especially to high school students.


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