American Experience: The Donner Party

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This DVD of the American Experience from PBS tells the story of the Donner Party, the ambitious group who traveled from Illinois to California in 1846. Beginning in the spring, the group split off from the rest of the emigrants to take an alternate route across the Great Basin. They went through blizzards and food shortages before reaching their destination in late October. Of the 87 original members of the Donner Party, only 46 survived. Their story is told through archival photographs, paintings, and maps, with...
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Overview

This DVD of the American Experience from PBS tells the story of the Donner Party, the ambitious group who traveled from Illinois to California in 1846. Beginning in the spring, the group split off from the rest of the emigrants to take an alternate route across the Great Basin. They went through blizzards and food shortages before reaching their destination in late October. Of the 87 original members of the Donner Party, only 46 survived. Their story is told through archival photographs, paintings, and maps, with letters and diary selections read by actors such as Timothy Hutton, Frances Sternhagen, and George Plimpton.
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Special Features

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/28/2004
  • UPC: 841887051460
  • Original Release: 1992
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  • Source: Pbs (Direct)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Pan & Scan
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 10,639

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
David McCullough Voice Only
J.D. Cannon Voice Only
Timothy Hutton Voice Only
Gene Jones Voice Only
Amy Madigan Voice Only
Donal McCann Voice Only
George Plimpton Voice Only
Paul Roebling Voice Only
Lois Smith Voice Only
Frances Sternhagen Voice Only
Eli Wallach Voice Only
Technical Credits
Ric Burns Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Lisa Ades Producer
Margaret Drain Executive Producer
Allen Moore Cinematographer
Bruce Shaw Editor
Buddy Squires Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Donner Party: A Film By Ric Burns
1. Prologue [6:53]
2. Spring [13:48]
3. Summer [14:09]
4. Fall [9:54]
5. Winter [5:10]
6. The Forlorn Hope [5:56]
7. The Lake [1:29]
8. 1847 [3:06]
9. The Lake [11:48]
10. The Journey Is Over [2:37]
11. Epilogue [6:11]
12. Credits [3:33]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- The Donner Party: A Film By Ric Burns
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Perfect Documentary

    This is as good as storytelling gets. A masterpiece.

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