Become an IMDbPro Member Today

Get access to the essential resource for the entertainment industry

Find Contacts & Representation

Showcase Yourself & Find Jobs

Never Miss an Update

Stay connected with contact details for over 300,000 industry professionals and companies

Manage your photos and the credits you're Known For, and access thousands of open casting notices

Use IMDbPro Track to get instant alerts about updates to IMDb pages of people & titles you follow

Start your 30-Day free trial
Already a member?

Native Land (1942)

Not Rated
80 min | Documentary, Drama, History

Paul Robeson narrates a mix of dramatizations and archival footage about the bill of rights being under attack during the 1930s by union busting corporations, their spies and contractors. In dramatizations, we see a Michigan farmer beaten ...See morePaul Robeson narrates a mix of dramatizations and archival footage about the bill of rights being under attack during the 1930s by union busting corporations, their spies and contractors. In dramatizations, we see a Michigan farmer beaten for speaking up at a meeting, a union man murdered in an apartment in Cleveland, two sharecroppers near Fort Smith Arkansas shot by men deputized by the local sheriff, a spy stealing the names of union members, and a dead Chicago union man eulogized. In archival footage we witness police and goons beating lawfully assembled union organizers, and we see men at work and union families at play. The narration celebrates patriotism and democracy. Written by See less
Read more: Plot summary
Writers
Cinematographer
Trending & News
MOVIEmeter
Members only
News articles
Status
Edit Released
Updated May 11, 1942

Release date
May 11, 1942 (United States)
Awards

Contacts

Become a member to access contact information

Cast

+ Add Cast
23 cast members
Name STARmeter Known for
Paul Robeson
Narrator / Vocalist (voice) Narrator / Vocalist (voice)   See fewer
Members only
Fred Johnson
Fred Hill, farmer Fred Hill, farmer   See fewer
Members only
Mary George
Hill's Wife Hill's Wife   See fewer
Members only
John Rennick
Hill's Son Hill's Son   See fewer
Members only
Amelia Romano
Young Girl in Cleveland Young Girl in Cleveland   See fewer
Members only
Houseley Stevenson
White Sharecropper (as Housely Stevens) White Sharecropper (as Housely Stevens)   See fewer
Members only
Louis Grant
Black Sharecropper Black Sharecropper   See fewer
Members only
James Hanney
Mack, union president Mack, union president   See fewer
Members only
Howard Da Silva
Jim - informant (as Howard DaSylva) Jim - informant (as Howard DaSylva)   See fewer
Members only
Art Smith
Harry Carlyle Harry Carlyle   See fewer
Members only
Members only
Richard Bishop
Spy Executive Spy Executive   See fewer
Members only
Members only
Vaughn King
Mary, Mack's wife Mary, Mack's wife   See fewer
Members only
Robert Strauss
Frank Mason, grocer Frank Mason, grocer   See fewer
Members only
Dolores Cornell
Girl with Balloon Girl with Balloon   See fewer
Members only
John Marley
Thug With Crowbar (as John Marlieb) Thug With Crowbar (as John Marlieb)   See fewer
Members only
Tom Connors Jr.
Joseph Shumaker (as Tom Connors) Joseph Shumaker (as Tom Connors)   See fewer
Members only
Harry Wilson
Eugene Poulnot Eugene Poulnot   See fewer
Members only
Charles Webber
Minister (as Rev. Charles Webber) Minister (as Rev. Charles Webber)   See fewer
Members only
Virginia Stevens
Whitey's Widow Whitey's Widow   See fewer
Members only
Clancy Cooper
Whitey's Eulogist Whitey's Eulogist   See fewer
Members only
Tom Pedi
Harry, man helping nurse Harry, man helping nurse   See fewer
Members only
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.

MOVIEmeter

Members only

Become a member to access additional data

Ratings Breakdown

6.4 / 10 | 285 votes