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Bound for Glory
Directed by Hal Ashby
Written by Robert Getchell
Starring David Carradine
Ronny Cox
Melinda Dillon
Gail Strickland
Cinematography Haskell Wexler
Editing by Pembroke J. Herring
Robert C. Jones
Release date(s) December 5, 1976
Running time 147 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Bound for Glory is a 1976 American biographical film starring David Carradine as folk singer Woody Guthrie.

It was directed by Hal Ashby and adapted from Woody Guthrie's 1943 autobiography, Bound for Glory (co-written by Robert Getchell). It stars Ronny Cox, Melinda Dillon, Gail Strickland, John Lehne, Ji-Tu Cumbuka and Randy Quaid. Much of the film is based on Guthrie's attempt to humanize the desperate Okie Dust Bowl refugees in California during the Great Depression. Many of the scenes were filmed in and around Bakersfield and Kern County, actual places of Dust Bowl strife and settlement. Guthrie is best known for his very popular folk songs, most notably, "This Land Is Your Land."

Bound for Glory was the first motion picture in which inventor Garrett Brown used his Steadicam invention for filming moving scenes. Director of Photography Haskell Wexler won an Oscar for Best Cinematography (1976).



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