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Title still from Sleep-Inn Beauty via the Women Film Pioneers Project.

Identifier:

  • 1976-0214 (Source: Library and Archives Canada)

Date produced: 1930

Filmmaker(s):

Dorothea Mitchell

Harold Harcourt

Fred G. Cooper

Lloyd Small

Production credits:

Country of Production:

Canada

Languages:

English

Length:

586 ft (39 minutes)

Format:

16mm

Colour:

B&W

Sound Notes:

Silent

Awards/Recognition:

Library and Archives Canada list of titled amateur films

Description:

"SleepInn Beauty is a comedy situated around a bathing beauty contest based on a story adapted by Dorothea Mitchell. Filmed over two days North of Port Arthur near Mitchell's camp at Surprise Lake, Wally McComber (the "Goof" of A Race for Ties) played the leading man and Maye Flatt, the leading lady. Fred Cooper shared the photography duties with Lloyd Small and took a minor acting role. In addition, over sixty extras were bussed in from Port Arthur to take part. The film was never exhibited publicly although, considering Mitchell's efforts with A Race for Ties, it was most certainly shown privately." Ladylumberjack.ca

Resources:

Learn more about the film at Ladylumberjack.ca, a website devoted to Dorothea Mitchell and the Port Arthur Amateur Cinema Society.

Movie Makers, May 1930, 285.

The film is available in the DVD collection The Port Arthur Cinema Society Collection (Sheba Films, Canada, 2005). The original 16mm film is held by Library and Archives Canada.

Locations:

  • Surprise Lake, Ontario (Filming)

Relevant Locations

Club Affiliation:

Amateur Cinema Society of Port Arthur

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Repository:

Ernest G. W. Henn Collection, Library and Archives Canada