The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (2014)

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Updated: Sept. 15, 2017

George Moore Films on May 28, 2014

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This film was shot mostly in four days, on zero-budget, by (at the time) 16 year old director George Moore.

More details on the production at georgemoorefilms.

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists tells the story of a group of impoverished working men who are joined one day by Frank Owen, a journeyman-prophet with a vision of a just society.

Adapted from the celebrated political drama novel by Robert Tressell.

Directed/Produced/Shot/Edited/Screenplay by George Moore.
Starring Basil Marples, David Norfolk, Chris Trueman, Andy Turner, Chris Beale, Martin Moore.
Music by Lau, Chris Wood, Pete Cooper, Tom Moore, Kevin MacLeod.

All rights reserved George Moore Films 2014.

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Updated: Sept. 15, 2017

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Read the book online:


Peak Inequality: The .01% And The Impoverishment Of Society by David DeGraw + The Economics of Revolution

The Ragged Trousered Comic Book by Martin J. Chomsky

Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (1914)

The Wobblies (1979)

The Iron Heel (1908) by Jack London

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists today By Jon Bounds

see also

How Many Had to Die for Your Eight Hour Day?

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    • Thanks, Jerry, I so agree. I can’t believe how good this is. What he did was get the gist of the story in 42 minutes. He’s remarkable and hopefully will continue doing more in his future. He also shared it freely on his Youtube channel. A good Socialist, indeed.

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