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American Experience: The Boys of '36 DVD

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In 1936, nine boys from the University of Washington took the rowing world and a nation by storm, when their eight-oar crew team captured the gold medal at the Olympics in Berlin. The boy's victory, and the obstacles, inspired a nation struggling to emerge from the depths of the Depression.
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In 1936, nine boys from the University of Washington took the rowing world and a nation by storm, when their eight-oar crew team captured the gold medal at the Olympics in Berlin. The boy's victory, and the obstacles, inspired a nation struggling to emerge from the depths of the Depression.

American Experience: The Boys of '36 In 1936, nine working class boys from the University of Washington took the rowing world and the nation by storm, when their eight-oar crew team captured the gold medal at the Olympics in Berlin. These sons of loggers, shipyard workers and farmers, overcame tremendous hardships - psychological, physical, economic - to beat not only the Ivy League teams of the East Coast, but Adolf Hitler's elite German rowers. The boy's unexpected victory, and the obstacles they overcame to achieve it, inspired a nation struggling to emerge from the depths of the Depression. The Boys of '36 recounts their remarkable journey.

Producer: Margaret Grossi, Mary Carillo
Production Company: Elastic String Productions film for AMEX
Production Year: 2016
Copyright Year: 2016
Rating: TV-PG
Narrator: Oliver Platt
Writers: Aaron R. Cohen
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 60 minutes
Subtitled: Y
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Audio Format: 5.1 Surround
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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Jadwiga
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5.0 star rating
02/08/24
Boys of 36
Review by Jadwiga on 02/08/24 review stating Boys of 36
I recommend this movie. It is interesting, well made and informative. I watched it 3 times already. Thank you.
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Effie
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5.0 star rating
01/08/24
Love it!
Review by Effie on 01/08/24 review stating Love it!
I bought this DVD because I knew we were going to see the movie The Boys in the Boat when it was released. We watched this documentary (an American Experience program which aired in 2016) before seeing the movie and it gave us excellent insight into the real lives and relationships of these young men and the events surrounding their appearance at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. I highly recommend this documentary. I liked the movie which fictionalized some factors about this episode in history but I liked this documentary more because of all the truthful information it gave us. You can also watch it on Passport if you are a PBS member.
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Peter
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5.0 star rating
11/19/23
The Boys of '36
Review by Peter on 11/19/23 review stating The Boys of '36
It was well-done, and especially meaningful to me as a former oarsman. Peter Liebert
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Kathleen
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5.0 star rating
06/20/23
A powerful inspirational story demonstrating
Review by Kathleen on 06/20/23 review stating A powerful inspirational story demonstrating
A powerful inspirational story demonstrating what can be accomplished with teamwork and mutual strength.
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MARQUIS
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5.0 star rating
06/27/22
The Boys of 36 was
Review by MARQUIS on 06/27/22 review stating The Boys of 36 was
The Boys of 36 was AWESOME!!! Please keep up the good work of telling wonderful stories thank you and please have a gorgeous day!!!
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JANICE
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5.0 star rating
11/28/21
The Boys of 36
Review by JANICE on 11/28/21 review stating The Boys of 36
Read The Boys in the Boat, loved it. Im sure the movie will be as good. Will be giving it to a grandchild for Christmas.
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MARY
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5.0 star rating
07/23/21
I had read the book,
Review by MARY on 07/23/21 review stating I had read the book,
I had read the book, The Boys in the Boat, and this one our DVD was you wonderful synopsis of the book. I have been trying to encourage my teenage grandchildren to read the book but I'm hoping that the DVD will encourage them to want to read read The Boys in the Boat. The DVD is packed with so many topics for discuion.
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Martin
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5.0 star rating
06/30/21
The boys of 36 is a winner!
Review by Martin on 06/30/21 review stating The boys of 36 is a winner!
This is an incredible story made all the better for being true.

3 out of 4 stars

"Inspired by Daniel James Brown's sentimental 2013 nonfiction bestseller ""The Boys in the Boat, filmmaker Margaret Grossi's documentary, narrated by Oliver Platt, tells the uplifting story of how nine working-class collegiate from the Pacific Northwest won a gold medal in the biggest rowing race at the Hitler-hosted 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin…Recommended." - Video Librarian


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M
Martin reviewed American Experience: The Boys of '36 DVD
5 star rating
The boys of 36 is a winner!
Review by Martin review stating The boys of 36 is a winner!
This is an incredible story made all the better for being true.
M
MARY reviewed American Experience: The Boys of '36 DVD
5 star rating
I had read the book,
Review by MARY review stating I had read the book,
I had read the book, The Boys in the Boat, and this one our DVD was you wonderful synopsis of the book. I have been trying to encourage my teenage grandchildren to read the book but I'm hoping that the DVD will encourage them to want to read read The Boys in the Boat. The DVD is packed with so many topics for discuion.
J
JANICE reviewed American Experience: The Boys of '36 DVD
5 star rating
The Boys of 36
Review by JANICE review stating The Boys of 36
Read The Boys in the Boat, loved it. Im sure the movie will be as good. Will be giving it to a grandchild for Christmas.

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