THE LISBON STORY 1946 with LAND OF COTTON 1936
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(Jul 22, 2015)
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THE LISBON STORY starring Patricia Burke, David Farrar, Lawrence O'Madden, Joan Seton and Walter Rilla. Directed by Paul L. Stein. During the Nazi occupation of France, a British spy goes deep undercover to rescue an important atomic scientist from a concentration camp. He is assisted by a group of loyal stage performers who are willing to lay down their lives to thwart the enemy. Based upon the successful stage production, this lively film version delivers plenty of intrigue and an exciting climax!
LAND OF COTTON This 1936 entry from the "March of Time" series explores the American southern states' reliance on cotton as the single viable cash crop. The plight of the sharecropper is investigated, stuck in a never ending cycle of poverty and dependency on the landowners. When the sharecroppers attempt to organize, unemployment, beatings and murder are the result. Beautifully shot on location and using locals as talent, this short is a fascinating snapshot of a problematic and troubling time in United States history.
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