Labor Day

Originally aired Saturday, September 04, 2010

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Saturday, September 03, 2011

For Labor Day weekend, Movies on the Radio is sticking to the union, and organizing a special about labor organizing on film. Host David Garland offers scores from On the Waterfront, F.I.S.T., Norma Rae, and others, conveying the heroic spirit of people coming together for a cause.


David Shire - Norma Rae - suite - Varese Sarabande

Leonard Rosenman - Bound for Glory - So Long It's Been Good to Know Yuh Instrumental - United Artists

Leonard Bernstein - On the Waterfront - suite - Sony Classical

Alfred Newman - How Green Was My Valley - The Strike - Fox Records

Bill Conti - F.I.S.T. - suite - Varese Sarabande

Comments [2]

Roy Durso from Cocoa, FL

My Dad worked on the Brooklyn waterfront as a longshoreman during the filming of On the Waterfront. He is gone now however when I hear the score I think of him and how he struggled through a difficult time to raise a family. Thank you Leonard Bernstein!

Sep. 04 2011 02:30 PM
Michael Meltzer

You can't find a more hilarious comedy movie about labor than "I'm All Right, Jack!" with Peter Sellers and Terry Thomas.
It did have a score by one Ken Hare, but I have no recollection of it except that it had some very funny sound effects for the factory production line sequences.

Sep. 03 2011 07:23 PM

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