Okie Family

Okie Family
Clip: 312942_1_1
Year Shot: 1950 (Estimated Year)
Audio: No
Video: B/W
Tape Master: 7
Original Film:
Location: United States
Timecode: 07:01:15 - 07:02:25

Excerpt from an unidentified b/w film depicting - in this excerpt anyway - westward bound depression-era family. This somewhat emulates the look of "The Grapes of Wrath" but it isn't. And it's definitely not documentary footage. MCU Two farmers talking, they shake hands, camera zooms between them to an International Harvester calendar on wall (Thurs., Sept. 21, First Day of Autumn); Dissolve to: overloaded truck driving trough and out of shanty town (camera follows); MCU family - young parents with two small kidsin the front cab; Grandma sitting on tailgate singing (she's not really on a truck, it's the magic of rear projection); dissolve to: truck driving through dusty desert; MCU Family in truck, similar to above but dusty this time; Grandma on tailgate again, dusty also.