PBS - American Experience - Riding the Rails

Closed Capationed Director: Lexy Lovell & Michael Uys
PBS - American Experience - Riding the Rails
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 12 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1997
  • Label: Wgbh / Pbs
Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
Packaging: Keep Case
Single Side - Single Layer
Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Dolby Stereo - English
Additional Release Material:
  • Featurette - 1. Interview with the Filmmakers
  • Excerpt from "Riding The Rails: Teenagers of the Move During the Great Depression"
Interactive Features:
  • Scene Access
Text/Photo Galleries:
  • Slide show featuring Depression-era photos
DVD-Rom Features:
  • Web links of interest

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Entertainment Reviews:

New York Times - 09/12/1997
"...[A] romantic spirit....Warmly nostalgic..."
Los Angeles Times - 09/05/1997
"...Irresistible....An exemplary documentary..."

Product Description:

This WGBH production tells the story of the 250,000 teenagers in America who left their homes to ride freight trains across the country in the middle of the Great Depression. Interviews with witnesses and rare footage accurately document the emotion and angst of the teens in that era. The soundtrack includes music from various folk artists like Woody Guthrie, Jimmie Rodgers, Doc Watson, and Brownie McGhee.

Plot Keywords:

Documentary | Teenagers | Trains

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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 38,695
  • UPC: 783421366893
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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