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157 Ratings

Louisiana Story

Directed by Robert J. Flaherty
United States, 1948
Documentary, Drama


A young Cajun boy named Alexander Napolean Ulysses Latour spends all his time on a Louisiana bayou. The boy’s innocent routine changes when his father signs a lease agreement with an oil company which brings a oil pump into their corner of the bayou.

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Louisiana Story Directed by Robert J. Flaherty

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1948 | 2 wins including: International Award

Academy Awards

1949 | Nominee: Best Writing, Motion Picture Story

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