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Joe Hill (1971)

GP  |   |  Biography, Drama, History  |  25 August 1971 (Sweden)
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About the life and death of the legendary Swedish/American agitator Joe Hill.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Thommy Berggren ...
Joe Hill
Anja Schmidt ...
Lucia
Kelvin Malave ...
The Fox
Evert Anderson ...
Blackie
Cathy Smith ...
Cathy
Hasse Persson ...
Paul
David Moritz ...
David
Richard Weber ...
Richard
Joel Miller ...
Ed Rowan
Robert Faeder ...
George
Wendy Geyer ...
Elizabeth Gurley Flynn (as Wendy Geier)
Liska March ...
The Charity Woman
Frank Molinari ...
The Tenor (as Franco Molinari)
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In the early 1900's, the legendary Joe Hill emigrates with his brother to the United States. But after a short time, he loses touch with his brother. Joe gets a few jobs but is struck by all the injustice and tragedy going on. He becomes active in the forbidden union IWW, a union for workers without trades. It is forbidden to demonstrate and to speak in public but Joe gets around that by singing his manifests with the Salvation Army. He manages to get more and more people to get on strike with him but he also makes powerful enemies doing that. Finally he gets connected with a murder and during the trial he fires his lawyer and takes upon himself to become his own defender. Written by Movie-Man <soderberg@softhome.net>

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"I dreamed I saw Joe Hill last night. Alive as you or me. Says I, but Joe you're ten years dead. I never died says he."


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25 August 1971 (Sweden)  »

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The Ballad of Joe Hill  »

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SEK 2,350,625 (Sweden)
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Does anyone know where I can find a copy of this film? I saw this film back in 1971 and I thought it was a very good representation of the labor movement in the United States. I have been looking for a copy of this film since then but have not been able to find a copy of it. I even called the original distributor in the US and was told that the master copy was destroyed. They told me that a copy may be available in a film library. But I think the film is still being shown in Europe. I would like to get a hold of a copy of this film because my father played a small part in it, and I would like to show the film to my children.


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