The Numbers Start with the River (1971)


Depicts the quality of life in a small American town in Iowa, which is representative of thousands of such towns across the United States. Illustrates an old farm couple’s memories of play, work, family life, courtship, and marriage.

Director: Donald Wrye.
Writer: Donald Wrye.
Stars: William Challee (narrator), Peter Haskell (narrator).

1972 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary, Short Subjects.


Many thanks to Steve for sending me a copy of this film.

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