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Date produced: 1933

Filmmaker(s):

Hamilton H. Jones

Languages:

English

Length:

4 reels

Format:

16mm

Colour:

B&W

Sound Notes:

Silent

Sound:

With disk sound accompaniment

Awards/Recognition:

ACL Ten Best 1933, Honorable Mention
Fifth Annual Little Movie Party, 1934

Description:

"Under the Maple Leaf, by Hamilton H. Jones, ACL, is a partially refilmed and entirely reedited version of last year's award winner, Canadian Capers. A splendid picture a year ago, its new and additional sequences now bring to the film a photographic beauty plainly of the very first rank. A sequence of the morning mist rising from a lake deserves particular mention. Mr. Jones's considerable skill with his camera has increased in stature and may not yet have reached its full flowering. For this accomplishment his work has been given a place of honor in these selections. In the reluctant estimation of the judges, however, the editing and cutting of Under the Maple Leaf so far lagged behind its generally matchless beauty as to rob the film of its fullest emotional power. This factor only prevented Mr. Jones from repeating this year his full triumph of a year ago." Movie Makers, Dec. 1933, 523-524.

Resources:

Jones would produce a new colour version of this film in 1935, under the same title. It features some of the black and white sequences from this film.

Locations:

  • Ontario, Canada (Filming)

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Screenings:

  • Fifth Annual Little Movie Party, 1934, New York City, N.Y.
  • Screened by the Atlantic Coast section of the Society of Motion Picture Engineers at the Hotel Pennsylvania on April 11, 1934, New York City, N.Y.
  • Screened by the Metropolitan Motion Picture Club in 1934, New York City, N.Y.
  • Screened by the Camera Club of New York in 1934, New York City, N.Y.
  • Screened by the Hartford Amateur Cinema Club in 1934, Hartford, CT
  • Screened by the Toronto Amateur Movie Club in 1935, Toronto, ON

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