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Films By Donald Brittain

Bethune's life has a legendary quality about it: as a roistering young doctor in the Twenties, he was struck down with T.B. and lost one lung. As a result, he put aside the flippancies of his youth and from then on dedicated his life to his profession. In Montreal he became known as a fine surgeon ... Read more
This film documents the history of the Canadian cinema from its earliest days to 1939. It contains generous excerpts from films produced during the period, and offers vigorous criticism of the American interests which hindered the development of the film industry. ... Read more
Portrait from life of Lord Thomson of Fleet, born 1894 Roy Thomson of Toronto, but now a financier with operations on a world scale. ... Center of the Thomson empire is London, England. Much of the film was made there, though it follows its subject to Scotland for a visit to a village school, to ... Read more
An examination of the concept of stress as experienced by a variety of people ranging from astronauts to pickpockets. The film is based on the findings of Prof. Hans Selye of the University of Montreal, who maintains that a certain degree of stress is necessary and desirable for physical and mental ... Read more
Canadian novelist. Malcolm Lowry, wrote one of the major novels of this century, 'Under the Volcano', but is relatively little known outside university and literary circles. Volcano: An Inquiry into the Life and Death of Malcolm Lowry, traces his life in Dollarton. British Columbia. Cuernavaca ... Read more
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