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Harvest of Shame
Harvest of Shame
Actor: Edward R. Murrow
Director: Fred W. Friendly
Genres: Television, Documentary
NR     2005     0hr 55min

Legendary journalist Edward R. Murrow is undoubtedly the first hero in the history of American broadcasting, a distinguished reporter who forever set the industry gold standard through his unparalleled courage, integrity a...  more »


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Actor: Edward R. Murrow
Director: Fred W. Friendly
Creators: Edward R. Murrow, Fred W. Friendly, David Lowe
Genres: Television, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Television, History, Politics
Format: DVD - Black and White,Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 05/31/2005
Original Release Date: 11/26/1960
Theatrical Release Date: 11/26/1960
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 0hr 55min
Screens: Black and White,Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Really interesting and a bit quaint
Brian R. Findlay | Merrimack, NH USA | 03/28/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is kind of an eye opener to how hardened we have become.. This is a well done expose (given the time and technology available) of the plight of the seasonal migrant worker (at the time, just about all Americans by birth; Caucasian and Black), and the difficulty of their life.

I think what got me is that if Edward R Murrow thought this was a "Harvest of Shame" when this was made, he would have had a stroke if he knew what was going on now.. it was meant to be shocking and shameful, but it seemed quaint. That is not because of anything the makers did wrong, just on how times have changed so much.. if this had been produced today they wouldn't find a buyer, no one would care, too much apathy in the society, and suffering from empathy fatigue.. It is interesting that it caused such a stir when it came out.

It is worth a watch to understand the different mindset that was there then, and how it is different now.
Harvest Of Shame
Steven Balyk | Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada | 01/17/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I waited for years for an opportunity to see this and I can honestly say it was worth the wait.
This is a fantastic record of history, albeit a shamefull one, but still something to be seen.
After seeing this documentary one wonders what ever became of these people. It would be interesting to see.
I cannot recommend highly enough viewing this."