The Donner Party


1h 30m 1992

Brief Synopsis

A documentary recounting the plight of the people trapped in the Sierra Nevadas in the winter of 1846 on the infamous trek to California by the Donner and Reed families.

Film Details

Also Known As
American Experience (10/28/92), The, Donner Party
Release Date
1992

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Synopsis

A documentary recounting the plight of the people trapped in the Sierra Nevadas in the winter of 1846 on the infamous trek to California by the Donner and Reed families.

Crew

Lisa Ades

Producer

John Alagna

Titles And Opticals

John E. Allen

Other

Thomas Andrews

Consultant

Ron Bach

Music

Angelo Badalamenti

Theme Music

Edward Barteski

Assistant Editor

Edward Barteski

Assistant Sound Editor

Chet Bridgeman

Other

Donald Buck

Consultant

Harold Budd

Music

Ric Burns

Producer

Ric Burns

Writer

Matthew Butcher

Associate Producer

Frank Capria

Post-Production

Judy Crichton

Executive Producer

George Davis

Animation Photography

Lee Dichter

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

John J Dowdell

Film To Tape Transfer

Margaret Drain

Producer

Nancy Farrell

Other

Jane Feinberg

Researcher

Mary E Fenton

On-Line Editor

Mari Lou Granger

Other

Donald L Hardesty

Consultant

Letty Hummel

Other

Thomas H Hunt

Consultant

Brian Keane

Music Arranger

Brian Keane

Music

Alison Kennedy

Graphic Designer

Joseph A King

Consultant

Charles Kuskin

Theme Music

Larry Lecain

Production

Patrick Nelson Limerick

Consultant

Steve Longstreth

Sound

Jim Madden

Titles

Merrill J Mattes

Consultant

Bob Mccausland

Production

Allen Moore

Cinematographer

Susan Mottau

Line Producer

Eileen Mulvey

Post-Production

Noelle Penraat

Other

Chris Pullman

Graphic Designer

David Pultz

Color Timer

Judith Quain

Producer

Richard Rhodes

Consultant

Max Rudin

Consultant

Ann Scott

Other

Bruce Shaw

Editor

Christine Shen

Unit Manager

Roger Sherman

Sound

Lleywellyn Smith

Editor

Richard Snow

Creative Consultant

Ira Spiegel

Sound Editor

Buddy Squires

Sound

Buddy Squires

Cinematographer

Wallace Stegner

Consultant

John L Sullivan

Production

Lou Verrico

Sound Recordist

Geoffrey C Ward

Creative Consultant

Dan Watson

On-Line Editor

Christopher White

Apprentice

Adrienne Wollman

Other

Film Details

Also Known As
American Experience (10/28/92), The, Donner Party
Release Date
1992

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Quotes

Trivia