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Romance of Louisiana (1937)

Passed | | Short, Drama, History | 8 July 1937 (USA)
This 1937 Vitaphone short was reissued in 1953 to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase. In 1803, American President Thomas Jefferson appointed James Monroe to ... See full summary »

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Crane Wilbur

Writer:

Crane Wilbur
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Cast

Cast overview:
Addison Richards ... James Monroe / Radio Actor in Studio
Erville Alderson ... Radio Broadcaster / Thomas Jefferson
Suzanne Kaaren ... Empress Josephine
Ian Wolfe ... Tallyrand (as Ien Wulf)
Alphonse Ethier ... Marbaugh
Ted Osborne Ted Osborne ... Ross of Pennsyvania (as Theodore Osborne)
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This 1937 Vitaphone short was reissued in 1953 to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase. In 1803, American President Thomas Jefferson appointed James Monroe to negotiate with Napoleon to acquire the Louisiana territory from France. England's King George urges the United State's to take the territory by force as France is selling the territory only to get more money to fight against England. Napoleon learns of this and promptly sells the territory for $15,000,000 in an early example of a distress sale. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 July 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Technicolor Specials (1937-1938 season) #5: Romance of Louisiana See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This film short is available as a bonus on the Warner DVD of Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936). See more »

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pretty good historical filler on Louisiana
9 March 2019 | by ksf-2See all my reviews

Some really obscure names (at least to me) starring in this shortie from Warner Brothers. starts out as a radio show re-enactment, but after about a minute, we slide into the actual story. Bartering begins over the Louisiana purchase, with the U.S. administration and congress arguing whether it was even a good idea. Then we're off to europe to follow the various countries and players as they discuss finances. Good stuff.. better than the usual dry, historical pieces shown sometimes between films. written and directed by Crane Wilbur, which sounds like a piece of movie-making equipment! Wilbur was the nephew of the Senior Tyrone Power, and had made Tomorrow's Children, a hugely controversial film about forced sterilization. check out the deal in wikipedia.


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