PBS - American Experience: Riding the Rails

PBS - American Experience: Riding the Rails
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Format:  DVD
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 12 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: March 4, 2003
  • Originally Released: 1997
  • Label: WGBH
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Single Side - Single Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • 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:

...Irresistible....An exemplary documentary...
Los Angeles Times
Sep 5, 1997
...[A] romantic spirit....Warmly nostalgic...
New York Times
Sep 12, 1997

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.


Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 63,742
  • UPC: 783421366893
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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