Louisiana Story Poster

Release Date: March 2nd, 2009

DVD Release Date: May 20th, 2003

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 17 min

Plot Summary
Young Alexander Napoleon Ulysses LaTour (Joseph Boudreaux) is a Cajun boy who lives with his family and his beloved pet raccoon in the Louisiana bayou. When his father (Lionel Le Blanc) allows an oil barge to drill on the family's land, the boy has questions about the process and its safety. Although directed by noted documentary filmmaker Robert J. Flaherty and sometimes misidentified as a true story, this is a scripted film commissioned and paid for by a major oil company.

Cast: Joseph Boudreaux, Lionel Le Blanc, E. Bienvenu, Frank Hardy, C.P. Guedry

Director: Robert J. Flaherty

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Robert Flaherty Productions Inc. [us]

Distributors: Lopert Pictures Corp.

Keywords: Family, Mother, 1940s, Transformation, Growing up, Father


Winner Documentary
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1949)
Nominated Writing (Motion Picture Story)