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The Fishing Parson

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Library and Archives Canada: 35mm.
"Film about a fishing trip taken by Reverend William Travis D.D. and his friends, including a girl named Mary, at the French River in Ontario. It shows: the parson reading a fishing book; fish hooks, lures and other equipment; the river; boating on the river, with a string of boats being towed by another boat; portaging past the Recollet Falls; fast-flowing water; catching fish; cooking the catch and eating it; close-up of a fish; more fish being caught; close-up of a crab; people swimming; and men and women eating at a restaurant."


Motion Picture Distributors and Exhibitors of Canada, Canadian Motion Pictures 1914-1932 (June 1932), 4.

Peter Morris, Embattled Shadows: A History of Canadian Cinema, 1895-1939, p. 224-225, McGill-Queen's University Press, 1978.
"Within a year of the company's founding, Norrish released the first of ASN's theatrical short film series, Kinograms. Released in Canada by Canadian Universal, the Kinograms were travelogues about Canada and some foreign countries largely shot on routes served by CPR rail, ferry or ship services, and were in fact thinly disguised promotions for travel by CPR. The series continued through the Twenties and not uncommonly duplicated films on similar themes produced by the Canadian Government Motion Picture Bureau. (Though, unlike the latter's films, they had only limited foreign release.)"