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Screen 2: The Ballad of Joe Hill


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Starring Thommy Berggren, Anja Schmidt

Thirty thousand people attended the funeral of Joe Hill , an early campaigner for social justice in America, who was executed for a murder he almost certainly did not commit. This humorous, charming and beautiful film, made in English, traces his life from the moment he arrives in New York on an immigrant ship from Sweden, to its end in carefully-ground ashes strewn across the country.
Films: page 11


Director: Bo Widerberg
Joe Hill: Thommy Berggren
Lucia: Anja Schmidt
Kelvin (The Fox): Kelvin Malave
Blackie: Evert Anderson
Cathy: Cathy Smith
Paul: Hasse Persson
David: David Moritz
Richard: Richard Weber
Ed Rowan: Joel Miller
George: Robert Faeder
Fred: Michael Logan
Elisabeth Gurly Flynn: Wendy Geier
The charity woman: Liska March
The tenor: Franco Molinari
Harry: Sven Sjolander

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