John Steinbeck's The Forgotten Village
An excellent documentary depicting the modernization and conflict of a small Mexican village. Written by John Steinbeck.
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 4 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: April 27, 2010
- Originally Released: 1941
- Label: Alpha Video
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
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|Directed by||Alexander Hackensmid & Herbert Kline|
Description by OLDIES.com:
John Steinbeck's powerful protest story about remote Mexican villagers trapped in a dark ages life of witchcraft and despair is brought vividly to life in this 1941 Pan-American Films production. Outstanding location photography by co-director Alexander Hackensmid and the employment of actual peasants instead of actors combine for a powerful cinematic experience. Two years prior, narrator Burgess Meredith achieved fame for his remarkable performance in Lewis Milestone's production Of Mice And Men.
A brilliantly-photographed, sincere documentary of village life in Mexico with a script by Steinbeck. The film depicts the conflict between modern science and native religions when a typhoid epidemic sweeps the village's children. The censors of the time took issue with a scene that showed a woman in childbirth.
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- Sales Rank: 6,757
- UPC: 089218635396
- Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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