Joe Hill (1971)




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This highly-fictionalized biography chronicles the exploits leading up to the execution of the notorious labor leader. After immigrating from Sweden to the U.S., he becomes involved with the Industrial Workers of the World. While protecting a woman he loves, he takes the blame for a murder and is executed.


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Widerberg doesn't take the Wobbly brand of anarcho-syndicalism, the "one big union" philosophy, at all seriously. It's not that he should; it's that the movie is lightweight because he doesn't.

Nov 5, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Joseph Hillstom... the Swedish immigrant who became an American labour leader only to be framed and shot for his political involvement, has been lovingly brought back to life by Bo Widerberg.

Jun 13, 2018 | Full Review…

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