Monday, January 19, 2009
The other night while scouring archive.org pillaging Lale Andersen mp3s for my Voraxica blog, I somehow happened upon a campy 1941 classroom instruction film about Kentucky pioneers.
Although some aspects of the film are unrealistic, other details are actually really well-executed. The scenes at James Harrod's fort don't always have a ring of authenticity, but all in all it has a very creepy vibe to it, and I'd still rather watch this grainy old enigma than some zillion dollar budget bloated historical film of today.
I can't find any mention of who did the narration, but as an old William Holden aficionado, I'd swear that's him talking even though it's not mentioned on any list of his works.
Click here to see the film.