Johnstown Flood tells a true story of heartbreak, heroism and the courage to survive. On a stormy day in May of 1889, the South Fork Dam explodes, unleashing a 40-foot wall of water. Fiercely thrashing at frightening speeds, the flood devastates the 14-mile valley between the Conemaugh Lake and Johnstown, Pennsylvania under the force of a 20-million-ton tidal wave. Johnstown Flood depicts this tragic event which claims more than 2,200 lives and wipes out 99 entire families and is still considered to be one of the worst disasters in American history. Horrified survivors watch as the bustling industrial city of Johnstown is instantly reduced into a wasteland. The deadly torrent overcomes terror-stricken townspeople who are tragically lost in the flood. As the waters recede, people from all over the world rally around the survivors to help victims regain all that is lost. Features Include: Historian's commentary by Richard Burkert, Executive Director, Johnstown Area Heritage Association,...
Eight Towns Destroyed, 12,000 Lives Sacrificed, Scenes of Terror and Moments of Inspiring Heroism- Disaster Sought to Seperate them but Heroism reunited them, The Thrilling Romance of a Boy and Girl who survived the Terrifying Experience of THE JOHNSTOWN FLOOD (Print Ad- The Press, ((Christchurch, NZ)) 19 March 1927)
Did You Know?
As this was her first dramatic role, Janet Gaynor
said in Photoplay Magazine, she tried so hard to get in the right mood that she was trembling with emotion before each scene, and a property boy had to control her shaking. See more
The Prime Video "Watch Now" links on this page launch a 1992 production with the same title but with different actors instead of this one. The cover image on this page is also for the 1992 documentary, not the 1926 film. See more