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Niagara

Accession number: 
1929.0009
Production Years: 
1929

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Length (feet): 
742 (35mm)
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Library and Archives Canada: 35mm, digibeta, VHS.
"'Seeing the greatest natural spectacle in North America by land, by water and from the sky'. Ford Trimotor G-CARC takes off from Oakes Field, Chippewa, Ontario with spectators; bridges, resort hotels and Niagara Falls from the air. The title mentions the 3,000 foot long falls and a humorous reference to prohibition. Aero cable car over Whirlpool Rapids, Queen Victoria Park, the cruise boat Maid of the Mist No. 2, exploring the Cave of the Winds on the catwalk."

Canadian educational, sponsored and industrial film project: 16mm.

Bibliography: 

Motion Picture Distributors and Exhibitors of Canada, Canadian Motion Pictures 1914-1932 (June 1932), 5.

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.)"