1950 original version: 782 ft. 1986 restored version: 790 ft
Soundtrack was originally on a wire recording (narration) & published audio discs (music); later mixed onto 1/4-inch tape. In 1986 the track was edited & remixed to make a 16mm optical track (at 24 fps) for contact printing with the new internegative.
"An impressionistic portrait of city life during a day off in the summertime, with poetic narration set opposite some very observant and intimate views of Vancouver and its inhabitants. These include numerous street scenes; departure of the passenger ferry 'Hollyburn'; shots of and from Interurban railway and streetcars; sequences on Chinatown, Kitsilano Beach, Stanley Park, Victory Square, and the downtown waterfront; and a glimpse inside a typical beer parlour. The film received honourable mention in the amateur category at the 1950 Canadian Film Awards." (BC Archives)
Opening credit reads: "The Vancouver Branch of the National Film Society presents..."
Additional credits (on 1986 restored version): "Restored 1986 by Dennis J. Duffy for National Film Week '86 in co-operation with Canadian Filmmakers Distribution West and the Provincial Archives of British Columbia. Restoration funded by BC Heritage Trust."
"Item AAAA1518 - In the daytime : [1986 restored version]." Stanley Fox fonds, British Columbia Archives.
"UBC Man Crashes Bright Lights with New Film," The Ubyssey, February 16, 1950, p. 1.
National Film Society of Canada (Vancouver Branch)
BC Archives, Royal BC Museum
Article in The Ubyssey, February 16, 1950, p. 1