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{{Infobox film
{{Orphan|date=August 2006}}
 
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| name = The Fall of '55
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| image = The Fall of 55 poster .jpg
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| alt = DVD cover showing the title of the film along with a portion of a vintage postcard showing the Idaho State Capitol building and the words Greetings from Boise, Idaho, capital of the potato state.
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| caption = DVD cover
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| director = Seth Randal
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| producer = Louise Luster (Executive producer) <br> Seth Randal
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| writer = Seth Randal
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| narrator = Claudia Weathermon
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| starring =
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| music = Randall Coryell
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| cinematography = Craig Franson <br> Jay Krajic <br> Brian Nelson
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| editing = Jenessa Carson
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| studio = Entendre Pictures
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| distributor = Frameline
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| released = June 10, 2006
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| runtime = 82 minutes
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| country = United States
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| language = English
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| budget = US$40,000—50,000<ref>http://theeveningclass.blogspot.com/2007_06_01_archive.html</ref>
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'''''The Fall of '55''''' (2006) is a documentary about the [[Boise homosexuality scandal]], a witch-hunt targeted at homosexuals in 1955 that resulted in a number of arrests and prison terms ranging anywhere from six months to life in prison.
   
 
The scandal began October 31, 1955 when a number of prominent Boise, Idaho men were persecuted for alleged [[homosexual]] acts. The film covers the same subject matter as John Gerassi's book ''The Boys of Boise'' (1966), although Seth Randal, the film's writer, director, and producer, says he completed five years of independent research on the topic.
'''''The Fall of '55''''' ([[2006 in film|2006]]) is a [[Documentary film|documentary]] about a [[sex scandal]] in [[Boise, Idaho]] in [[1955]].
 
   
 
Some accounts of the incident claim that nearly 1,000 boys were seduced by a "ring" of men. A 1955 ''TIME'' magazine article said "Boiseans were shocked to learn that their city had sheltered a widespread homosexual underworld that involved some of Boise's most prominent men and had preyed on hundreds of teen-age boys for the past decade".<ref>{{cite news
The scandal began [[October 31]], [[1955]] when a number of prominent [[Boise, Idaho|Boise]] men were persecuted for alleged [[homosexual]] acts. The film covers the same subject matter as [[John Gerassi]]'s book ''[[The Boys of Boise]]'' ([[1966]]), although Seth Randal, the film's writer, director, and producer, says he has completed five years of independent research on the topic.
 
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| title = Idaho Underworld
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| work = Time magazine
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| date = 1955-12-12
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| url = http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,711877,00.html
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The film is narrated by former Boise television anchor Claudia Weathermon. The film premiered on 10 June 2006 at Newfest in [[New York City]], at the Idaho International Film Festival at Boise's Egyptian Theater on 30 September 2006, and at the Spokane International Film Festival on 4 February 2007.
Some accounts of the incident note that nearly 1,000 boys were seduced by a "ring" of men. A 1955 ''[[Time magazine|Time]]'' article said "Boiseans were shocked to learn that their city had sheltered a widespread homosexual underworld that involved some of Boise's most prominent men and had preyed on hundreds of teen-age boys for the past decade".{{fact|date=March 2008}}
 
   
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== Notes ==
The film is narrated by former Boise television anchor [[Claudia Weathermon]]. The film premiered on [[10 June]] [[2006]] at [[Newfest]] in [[New York City]], at the [[Idaho International Film Festival]] at Boise's Egyptian Theater on [[30 September]] [[2006]], and at the [[Spokane International Film Festival]] on [[4 February]] [[2007]].
 
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== See also ==
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== External links ==
* [http://www.fallof55.com/ Fall of '55 website]
 
* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0823174/ ''The Fall of '55'' at IMDB]
 
   
 
* [http://www.fallof55.com/ Official site]
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* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0823174/ ''The Fall of '55''] at the [[Internet Movie Database]]
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[[Category:Documentary films|Fall of '55]]
 
   
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Latest revision as of 19:02, 28 March 2015

Fall of '55
Directed bySeth Randal
Produced byLouise Luster (Executive producer)
Seth Randal
Written bySeth Randal
Narrated byClaudia Weathermon
Music byRandall Coryell
CinematographyCraig Franson
Jay Krajic
Brian Nelson
Edited byJenessa Carson
StudioEntendre Pictures
Distributed byFrameline
Release dateJune 10, 2006
Running time82 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
BudgetUS$40,000—50,000[1]

The Fall of '55 (2006) is a documentary about the Boise homosexuality scandal, a witch-hunt targeted at homosexuals in 1955 that resulted in a number of arrests and prison terms ranging anywhere from six months to life in prison.

The scandal began October 31, 1955 when a number of prominent Boise, Idaho men were persecuted for alleged homosexual acts. The film covers the same subject matter as John Gerassi's book The Boys of Boise (1966), although Seth Randal, the film's writer, director, and producer, says he completed five years of independent research on the topic.

Some accounts of the incident claim that nearly 1,000 boys were seduced by a "ring" of men. A 1955 TIME magazine article said "Boiseans were shocked to learn that their city had sheltered a widespread homosexual underworld that involved some of Boise's most prominent men and had preyed on hundreds of teen-age boys for the past decade".[2]

The film is narrated by former Boise television anchor Claudia Weathermon. The film premiered on 10 June 2006 at Newfest in New York City, at the Idaho International Film Festival at Boise's Egyptian Theater on 30 September 2006, and at the Spokane International Film Festival on 4 February 2007.

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