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Two scenes from Pioneer Daze (Miracle Films, 1939). (From Movie Makers, March 1941, p. 118.)

Date produced: 1939

Filmmaker(s):

John Phillips

Country of Production:

Canada

Format:

16mm

Colour:

Colour

Description:

"Well, Pioneer Daze is all about building the first railroad between Winnipeg and Vancouver. It has no more regard for history than Cecil B. DeMille, but it is not nearly so grandiose about it, which is something to be thankful for." (Winnipeg Free Press)
"It was a prize winner produced by a group of employees of Brigden's Ltd., and gives their version of the building of the C.P.R." (Ottawa Journal)

Also referred to as "Pioneers Days, or Plates Wanted Thursday." (Ottawa Journal)

Resources:

"Amusing Amateur Movie," Winnipeg Free Press, 17 January 1940 p. 6.
"Red Cross Aided by Lithuanians," Winnipeg Tribune, 15 June 1940 p.17.
C. Herbert Richardson, "How Two Films Grew," Movie Makers, March 1941, p. 118-136.
"Ottawa Cine Club," Ottawa Journal, 11 Mar 1942, p. 12.
"Ottawa Cine Club," Ottawa Journal, 12 Mar 1942, p. 9.

Club Affiliation:

Miracle Films

Club Affiliation:

Winnipeg Cine Club

Screenings:

  • First screened by the Winnipeg Cine Club in mid-January, 1940, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Screened by the Winnipeg Cine Club on June 17, 1940, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Screened by the Ottawa Cine Club on March 11, 1942, Ottawa, Ontario

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