Joe Hill (film)

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Joe Hill
Joe hill poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Bo Widerberg
Produced by
  • Waldemar Bergendahl
  • Bo Widerberg
Written by Bo Widerberg
Starring Thommy Berggren
Cinematography Jörgen Persson
Edited by Bo Widerberg
Release dates
  • August 25, 1971 (1971-08-25) (Sweden)
  • October 24, 1971 (1971-10-24) (United States)
Running time
117 minutes
Country Sweden
United States
Language English

Joe Hill is a 1971 biopic about Swedish-American labor activist Joe Hill, born Joel Emanuel Hägglund in Gävle, Sweden. It was directed by Bo Widerberg and depicts Hill's involvement with the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) union, and his trial for murder during which he defends himself. It won the Jury Prize at the 1971 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

The film has been unavailable commercially for many years, but a digitally remastered version is currently in preparation. It is due for release later in 2015.


  • Thommy Berggren as Joe Hill
  • Anja Schmidt as Lucia
  • Kelvin Malave as "Fox"
  • Evert Anderson as Blackie
  • Cathy Smithas Cathy
  • Hasse Persson as Paul
  • David Moritz as David
  • Richard Weber as Richard
  • Joel Miller as Ed Rowan
  • Franco Molinari as Tenor
  • Robert Faeder as George
  • Wendy Geier as Elizabeth
  • Liska March as Sister of Mercy
  • Michael Logan


  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Joe Hill". Retrieved 2009-04-12. 

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