In bustling era of 19th-century Louisiana, sugar is as valuable as gold, and pirates like Lili Scarlet (Patricia Medina, Mr. Arkadin) will do anything to get it. After robbing Jules Tulane’s (John Dehner, The Boys from Brazil) estate of his crop, Scarlet takes over Tulane’s land debt and forces him to pay or go to prison. In exchange for postponing his debt, Scarlet allows Tulane’s son, André (Lex Barker, Robin Hood and the Pirates), to work as her servant. When André and Scarlet fall in love, it leads to jealous rage from Scarlet’s former paramour, expert swordsman Hugo (Warren Stevens, Forbidden Planet) — and when Hugo looks to raid the Tulane estate again, it is up to André and Scarlet to take him down and save the estate.
Early Spanish western. Ramon Torrado’s westerns remain among the most obscure ones. Of his four westerns, all shot around 1964.
Mark Fallon, with partner Kansas John Polly, tries to introduce honest gambling on the riverboats. His first success makes enemies of the crooked gamblers and of fair Angelique Dureau, whose necklace he won. Later in New Orleans, Mark befriends Angelique's father, but she still affects to despise him as his gambling career brings him wealth. Duelling, tragedy, and romantic complications follow.
The adventures of an overbearing wife and her hen-pecked husband.
European produced Western based on the novel by Friedrich Gerstäcker, set in the 19th century in a town on the banks of the Mississippi River. The area is plagued by a gang of pirates under the leadership of Captain Kelly, who live on an island in the river, from where they operate raids on passing steamboats and traders rafts, robbing them of their cargo and murdering the crews. Townspeople and settlers do their best to put an end to the crimes and rid themselves of the pirates and their daring leader.
A documentary filmmaker and her crew fight the elements and try to cope with their fears as they seek to understand the strange mystery of a flooded island where hundreds have died.
He was a handsome gambler, living by his wits; yet when he played for the biggest stake of his life he threw away the winning hand; She was the beautiful daughter of a Southern gentleman; yet she fell in love with the gambler. How? Why? See the answer in this utterly charming, smashingly dramatic and colorful romance of river days fraught with adventure.
An essay film about a river and the limits of knowing it. Using Mark Twain’s "Life On The Mississippi" as a road map, Brown travels along the Mississippi River from Memphis, Tennessee to New Orleans and considers ways that river pilots, paddlers, historical re-enactors, and civil engineers attempt to know the river through modeling, measurement, and simulation. Along the way, Brown attempts to survey the river and the landscapes and land uses along its banks as a visible expression of economic transition, political polarization, and environmental change.
This Traveltalks short focuses on the city's preservation of the architecture, apparel, and customs of the antebellum South.
One of the most sensational get-rich-quick schemes that took place in France over 200 years ago with economist John Law at the helm.
Biopic of the American Folk hero best known for his role as a frontiersman. Crockett was also a soldier, scout, and eventually even a Congressman. He was also one of the men who was killed at the Alamo.
A compelling account of how Mormons suffered religious persecution and endured their sacred temple being destroyed in 1848, this documentary bridges the past and present by chronicling the very same structure's total restoration 150 years later. Directed by Lee B. Groberg, this American tale of profound tragedy and remarkable triumph features a variety of expert interviews and narration by actor Hal Holbrook.
The Blair Metropolitan AME Zion Church of Jackson, Miss., is the site of this rousing performance from gospel powerhouse the Rev. James Moore and the critically acclaimed Mississippi Mass Choir, both Grammy nominees. Highlights include "God Don't Need No Matches," "We Worship Christ the Lord," "God Will Take Care of You," "When the Praises of God Goes Up (The Blessings Come Down)" and a show-stopping rendition of "Endow Me (The Invitation)."
Take a step back in time aboard the Mississippi Queen, a riverboat that harkens back to Mark Twain's days and still paddles its way down the Mississippi River today. Passengers will get to explore a number of antebellum homes and gardens, plus the National Civil Rights Museum; Elvis's beloved home, Graceland; the headquarters of the Army Corps of Engineers; a Natchez cotton plantation; a tour of perennially damp Baton Rouge; and more.
This documentary captures the beauty of Maine's Acadia National Park, as well as detailing the history of the location which happens to be the first area east of the Mississippi River to be declared a National Park.
A film, music and aural presentation by Eric Isaacson of Mississippi Records, Portland, USA. Featuring archival film, images & stories spanning 1890 to the present day, illustrating Eric's own special history of underground music movements and bonafide individuals. The live footage performances are culled from rarely seen film shot during Alan Lomax's North American travels between 1978 to 1985 and Mississippi Record's own enormous library of folk blues, gospel, esoteric, international & punk music.
The Mississippi was a television series which ran for 2 seasons from 1982 to 1984. The series consisted of 27 episodes, 1 pilot, 6 first season episodes and 17 episodes in the second season. The series was written by Aubrey Solomon and starred Ralph Waite, Linda Miller and Stan Shaw. Ralph Waite played Ben Walker, a successful criminal attorney who after retiring his law practice, sought a more simple life on the mighty Mississippi river as a simple stern-wheel river boat captain. But at every port he would stop at he'd find someone who needed a good attorney and he would end up defending them. His "crew" consisted of Stella McMullen and Lafe Tate, both of whom was more interested in helping people, fighting crime and becoming attorneys than running the tug. Filming occurred in several cities along the Mississippi River including Natchez, Mississippi, and Memphis, Tennessee.