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Still from Peggy's Cove via Nova Scotia Archives.


  • 1986-36 (Source: Nova Scotia Archives)
  • 1990-0343 (Source: Library and Archives Canada)

Date produced: 1935


Esther Bollinger

Edward A. Bollinger




400 ft (11m 39s)





Sound Notes:



ACL Ten Best 1935


"In Ultima Thule and Peggy's Cove, produced by Edward A. Bollinger, ACL, and Mrs. Bollinger, one finds what must be the ultimate in beautiful scenic photography, magically infused throughout with a sensitive feeling for the relationship of ordinary people to their natural backgrounds. Beyond the veritable perfection of many of the scenes in these pictures it seems impossible for camera and film to go, even when guided by skill and imagination as superb as Mr. and Mrs. Bollinger's. Compositions, cutting and sequence structure are incisive and stirring, while the title wordings and execution leave little to be desired in suave good taste. The two subjects are first and last reels of a four reel study of Nova Scotia, in which, it is understood, Mr. Bollinger has done the camera work and his wife the editing and titling. It is a happy combination, from which have resulted documentary reels of magnificent skill and breathtaking beauty." Movie Makers, Dec. 1935, 550.


This film is held by Nova Scotia Archives. A copy is also a part of the Public Archives of Nova Scotia collection held by Library and Archives Canada.

Edward A. Bollinger discusses "the cine paradise of Nova Scotia" in "Ultima Thule" (Movie Makers, July 1936, 296, 317).

The film was available in the ACL's Club Film Library.


  • Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia (Filming)

Relevant Locations





Nova Scotia Archives


  • Screened at the ACL's club headquarters in 1935, New York City, N.Y.
  • Screened by the Hartford Cinema Club in 1936, Hartford, CT
  • Screened by the Buffalo Amateur Cinema Club in 1936, Buffalo, N.Y.
  • Screened by the Metropolitan Motion Picture Club in 1936, New York City, N.Y.
  • Screened by Roy W. Winton for New York University in 1936, New York City, N.Y.
  • Screened by the Harrisburg Cine Club in 1938, Harrisburg, PA
  • Screened by the Stockton Cine Club in 1938, Stockton, CA
  • Screened by the Halifax Cinema Club 1938, Halifax, NS
  • Screened by the Oklahoma City Movie Club in 1939, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Screened by the Washington Society of Amateur Cinematographers in 1939, Washington, D.C.

Screenings Map

Viewing Notes:

"Film depicting the scenes and life of the fishing community of Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia. Silent footage interspersed with written text shows fishermen at their tasks and the scenery along the coast." Viewing notes via Nova Scotia Archives.

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