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Image from Green River Expedition. Movie Makers, Dec. 1950, 446.

Date produced: 1950

Filmmaker(s):

Alton Morton

Languages:

English

Length:

1600 ft

Format:

16mm

Colour:

Kodachrome

Sound Notes:

Magnetic

Sound:

With music and narrative on wire.

Awards/Recognition:

ACL Ten Best 1950

Description:

"Al Morton has conquered another river. This time it is the unruly turbulence of the Green River in Utah. Not content to be simply a passenger, Mr. Morton built his own boat (and named it Movie Maker!) for shooting the rapids, one of three craft making up the river party. Green River Expedition is a record of lazy, sunny days on quiet stretches, of motor trouble and of scenery along the banks, of back breaking portages where the rapids are too dangerous to maneuver, and finally of the breath taking excitement of riding the tumultuous waters. To partake of this dangerous sport would seem accomplishment enough, but Mr. Morton puts it all on film as well, in about as sparkling, steady photography as one will ever see. The narrative accompaniment, while informative concerning the technique of river boating and the historical background of the surrounding country, seemed overfull. It is enough, in parts, to devote one's whole attention to the thrilling action on the screen." Movie Makers, Dec. 1950, 464.

Resources:

Other films of Al Morton's can be found at, Alton Morton independent film collection, 1947-1968 Archives West.

Locations:

  • Green River, U.T. (Filming)

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Screenings:

  • Screened by the Utah Cine Arts Club in 1951, Salt Lake City, UT

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