Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Louisiana Territory is essentially a travelogue, lensed in Pathecolor and 3-D. Since travelogues seldom got top-of-the-bill bookings back in 1953, screenwriter Jerome Brodfield cooks up a wisp of a plotline. Val Winter stars as Robert Livingston, the ambassador to France who negotiated the Louisiana Purchase back in 1803. Returning 150 years later as a ghost, Livingston marvels over the changes wrought in Louisiana, as young lovers Julian Miester and Phylliss Massicott wander all over Louisiana. We see glimpses of New Orleans' French Quarter, Tulane University and the Mardi Gras. What we don't see is the reason that Louisiana Territory was filmed in the 3-D process; why, there isn't even a ping-pong man in this one.
ghost, Mardi-Gras, romance