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Louisiana Story (1948)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama | 28 October 1948 (France)
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.

Director:

Robert J. Flaherty (as Robert Flaherty)

Writers:

Frances H. Flaherty (original screenplay) (as Frances Flaherty), Robert J. Flaherty (original screenplay) (as Robert Flaherty)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Joseph Boudreaux Joseph Boudreaux ... The Boy
Lionel Le Blanc Lionel Le Blanc ... His Father
E. Bienvenu E. Bienvenu ... His Mother (as Mrs. E. Bienvenu)
Frank Hardy Frank Hardy ... The Driller
C.P. Guedry C.P. Guedry ... The Boilerman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Oscar J. Yarborough 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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Being the Adventures of a "Cajun Huckleberry Finn" in the Bayous of Louiaiana...

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Adventure | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

28 October 1948 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Cajun See more »

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Budget:

$258,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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

In the opening sequence, when The Boy first spots the raccoon, his hair is neat. Then it's mussed. Then it's neat again. See more »

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Great visuals
3 January 1999 | by HuronSee all my reviews

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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