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Freedom River (1971)

A parable about freedom told by Orson Welles.

Director:

Sam Weiss

Writers:

Joseph C. Cavella (screenplay), Warren H. Schmidt (parable) (as Warren H. Schmidt Ph.D.)

Star:

Orson Welles
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Orson Welles ... Narrator (voice)
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A parable about freedom told by Orson Welles.

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Animation | Short

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My Surprise
16 July 2008 | by dad-42See all my reviews

Freedom River is getting more attention now than it did in 1971 when I wrote the screenplay. Here's the genesis of the film: For several years, Bosustow Productions, a small studio for which I wrote several films, had asked Orson Welles, then living in Paris, to narrate one of their films. He never responded. When I finished the Freedom River script, we sent it to him together with a portable reel to reel tape recorder and a sizable check and crossed our fingers. He was either desperate for money or (I would rather believe) something in it touched him because two weeks later we got the reel back with the narration word for word and we were on our way. Joseph C. Cavella HowToWriteComedy.com


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 1971 (USA) See more »

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