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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Format:  DVD
item number:  ALP 6353D
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DVD Features:

  • 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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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.

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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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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 15,832
  • UPC: 089218635396
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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