- Rated: Not Rated
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 12 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: March 4, 2003
- Originally Released: 1997
- Label: Wgbh / Pbs
Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
Packaging: Keep Case
Single Side - Single Layer
Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Additional Release Material:
- Featurette - 1. Interview with the Filmmakers
- Excerpt from "Riding The Rails: Teenagers of the Move During the Great Depression"
- Slide show featuring Depression-era photos
Performers, Cast and Crew:
New York Times - 09/12/1997
"...[A] romantic spirit....Warmly nostalgic..."
Los Angeles Times - 09/05/1997
"...Irresistible....An exemplary documentary..."
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.