This version of Riding the Rails was edited for television
Directed, Written, & Produced by
Michael Uys and Lexy Lovell
Rena C. Kosersky
Supervising Sound Editor
Ahmad Shirazi MPSE
Additional Original Music
Archival Research Assistance
Additional Archival Photography
Du Art Film Labs
Bono Film & Video
Kodak IFP Discount
Titles and Effects
The Effects House
Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress
Archival Footage courtesy of
John E. Allen
Hot Shots/Cool Cuts, Inc.
The Image Bank
Museum of Modern Art
Oregon Historical Society
Grinberg Film Libraries, Inc.
Southern California Library
University of South Carolina
Clip from Wild Boys of the Road courtesy of Turner Entertainment Co.
Ozark Heritage Center
Boy and Girl Tramps of America
Farrar & Rinehart 1934
Arkansas Humanities Council
California Council for the Humanities
Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities
Maryland Humanities Council
Minnesota Humanities Commission
Nebraska Humanities Council
New York Humanities Council
New York State Council on the Arts
Ohio Humanities Council
Pennsylvania Humanities Council
Texas Committee for the Humanities
Wisconsin Humanities Council
Wyoming Council for the Humanities
The Donnet Fund
The Grasselli Foundation
The Harburg Foundation
The Marilyn M. Simpson Charitable Trust
Beltrami County Historical Society
Cultural Communications, Inc.
Dennison Railroad Depot Museum
Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, & Letters
Scholars and Consultants
Barbara Clark Smith
Special thanks to all the individuals who helped make this film possible.
Marketing and Communications
James E. Dunford
Newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst fought to suppress a film by Orson Welles, a film that would become one of cinema's masterpieces.
Legendary bank robber John Dillinger garnered the admiration of many struggling Americans, but FBI took him down with a message: crime doesn't pay.
The story of the American civil rights movement is told through its powerful music -- the freedom songs that protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in police wagons, and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality.
The thrilling true story of the American Olympic rowing team that triumphed against all odds in Nazi Germany in 1936.
Roman Catholic priest Father Charles Coughlin used the power of radio to rail against the nation's economic system in the Depression.
An updated look at the Alabama tenant farmer families that Walker Evans and James Agee documented in their 1936 Pulitzer Prize-winning book.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
Their intense faith and strict adherence to 300-year-old traditions have by turn captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused America.