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Wild Water and Bouncing Boats pictured in the PSA Journal, Nov. 1957, 33.

Identifier:

  • A0320 (Source: Alton Morton independent film collection, 1947-1968)

Date produced: 1957

Filmmaker(s):

Alton Morton

Languages:

English

Length:

1200 ft

Format:

16mm

Colour:

Kodachrome

Sound Notes:

Silent

Sound:

Sound on tape

Awards/Recognition:

PSA Ten Best 1957

Description:

"Al Morton's "Wild Water and Bouncing Boats" takes us through Desolation and Gray Canyons on the Green River which flows into the great Colorado River. The Green River starts in northern Utah and joins the Colorado south of Arches Monument in Utah. The picture takes us down the Colorado as far as the Hoover Dam. The country abounds in desert and canyon scenery—to say it is spectacular is a display of modesty. There are canoes and other hand-powered craft on the turbulent rapids with upsets and the struggle to gain an island rock and the shore. There are craft equipped with outboard motors to drive it through turbulent waters and rapids. This film is packed with thrills for those who like rough water" PSA Journal, Nov. 1957, 33.

Resources:

Alton Morton independent film collection, 1947-1968 Archives West

Locations:

  • Utah (Filming)
  • Colorado (Filming)

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Repository:

University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.