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Virginia Tregan returns to her home in the U.S. Deep South from a sojourn in Paris only to discover that her family plantation and its holdings have been lost. She determines to recoup her ... See full summary »

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Philippe de Broca, Jacques Demy (uncredited) | 1 more credit »

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Maurice Denuzière (novels), Dominique Fabre (adaptation) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Margot Kidder ... Virginia Tregan
Ian Charleson ... Clarence Dandridge
Andréa Ferréol ... Mignette
Lloyd Bochner ... Adrien Damvillier
Victor Lanoux ... Charles de Vigors
Len Cariou ... Oswald
Hilly Hicks ... Brent
Raymond Pellegrin ... Morley
Ken Pogue ... Dr. Murphy
Akosua Busia ... Ivy
Corinne Marchand ... Anne Mac Gregor
James Bearden James Bearden ... Percy Templeton
Larry Lewis Larry Lewis ... Adrien II
Wayne Best ... Maj. McGregor
Ron L. Lewis Ron L. Lewis ... Pierre Damvillier (as Ron Lewis)
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Virginia Tregan returns to her home in the U.S. Deep South from a sojourn in Paris only to discover that her family plantation and its holdings have been lost. She determines to recoup her family's fortune. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Louisiane See more »

Filming Locations:

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

| (theatrical) | (6 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A Different View of the Old South
21 September 2011 | by Sheila_BeersSee all my reviews

"Louisiana" remains one of my favorite movies about the Old South, and I believe it is as good as "Gone With the Wind," though a bit different. So many films about the Civil War depict the war as the only disappointment or tragedy to befall the characters and ruin their previously "idyllic" lives. Indeed, my own family, who experienced the Civil War in Virginia, handed down from one generation to another a chronic complaint: "The Union army ruined our lives." Actually, of course, my family's unwise choices and lack of judgment and values did the real damage, long after the Civil War was "history." I appreciate the film "Louisiana" because it shows many disappointments and tragedies, besides the war, that adversely impacted the characters and essentially destroyed their dreams and their families. It has been a while since I have seen the film, but I thoroughly enjoyed the performances of Margot Kidder, Lloyd Bochner, and the late Ian Charleson. I also was very much impressed with the costumes, scenery, and soundtrack of the film, and I look forward to finding this mini- series on DVD.


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