Three American ballads

United States, 1953

Film
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A series of humorous sketches and semi-abstract drawings are used to interpret three American ballads - “Acres of Clams”, “Old Dan Tucker” and “John Henry”. The artist, Alfred Kousel, has provided innumerable still sketches which combine colour, a feeling of strength and a variety of emotional effects in harmony with the moods and rhythms of the ballads. The ballads are sung by Cisco Houston.

Credits

production company

University of California. Dept. of Theatre Arts. Motion Picture Division

Duration

00:07:07:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1953

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

29488

Language

English

Subject categories

Animation

Comedy

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art and music

Crafts & Visual Arts → Drawing

Music & Performing Arts → Art and music

Music & Performing Arts → Folk music - United States

Music & Performing Arts → Music - Interpretation (Phrasing, dynamics, etc.)

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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