Our March Classic Movie, Wild Boys of the Road, deals with the socioeconomic issues of the Depression era. Made in 1933, it showed the depth of the Depression and its effect on the lives of several teenagers who had to become hobos riding trains to survive. The film was directed by William Wellman and starred Frankie Darro.
It was a heavy subject for Hollywood to tackle when crime films and musicals were a much better investment. The film presents a side of the economic times that was important to preserve, and the Library of Congress selected it for preservation in 2013.
Come and see Wild Boys of the Road on the big screen of the Edge Theatre in Bigfork. It will be accompanied by Jack Nachbar's presentation providing a better understanding of the time period of the movie.
Admission is free.
Operating support is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.