Joe Hill

Joe Hill is a 1971 biopic about the famous Swedish-American labor activist and songwriter Joe Hill, born Joel Emanuel Hägglund in Gävle, Sweden. It was directed by renowned Swedish director Bo Widerberg and is a dramatization of Hill's life, depicting Hill's arrival as a poor immigrant in New York in 1902, his involvement with the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), and his trial for murder, during which he defended himself.

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    contentLocation New York City
    director Bo Widerberg
    editor Bo Widerberg
    genre drama
    musicBy Stefan Großmann
    productionCompany Bo Widerberg Film Sagittarius Productions
    publisher Europafilm Paramount Pictures
    theme activists biographical drama