Sunday, November 14, 2010

"The Prologue" from The Passaic Textile Strike (1926)

This film was part of an effort by striking immigrant wool mill workers. Two of the seven reels from their efforts have been lost, however, "The Prologue", a dramatization about the lot of an immigrant family working in the mills, is complete.

Production costs for the film were payed primarily by the American Communist Party.

From the AFI/Thomas Brandon Collection at the Library of Congress, copied at 19fps from a 35mm print.

Director: Sam Russak and others
Producer: Albert Wagenknecht and others
Sponsor: Passaic Strike Relief Committee

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