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The Story of Pierre and Marie
English version
The Romance of Pierre and Marie
Alternate title
Les Beaux yeux de Marie
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Length (feet): 
1200 (16mm)
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Library and Archives Canada: 16mm, Digibeta.


"Business in Motion: Films of Current Interest," Canadian Business 24 (April 1951): 78.

"Pierre goes off to work in the bush, to earn money for his coming marriage. He's a good worker but prone to accidents. But this time, whenever he makes a mistake that could mean trouble, Marie, his fiancee, appears mysteriously, points out the dangers, and disappears. Under her prodding, Pierre becomes a safety crusader. Useful safety training film for bush workers; available in English and French."

"Previews and Reviews," Film News (October 1953): 15. "The Story of Pierre and Marie - 1951.

This lighthearted but purposeful picture of a careless lumberjack and how he learns to be careful was designed as an occupational accident prevention film, but its story is so whimsically told and its players are so engaging, that it is also delightful entertainment. The insight given into lumbering is as valuable as the intended safety lesson; and it fills a need for material for U.S. schools of community groups, about the French Canadian. . . . Made originally in French, there is also an English sound-track version. 35 mins., color. Produced by Crawley Films Ltd., for the Quebec Pulp and Paper Safety Assoc. For sale from this Association, 65 St. Anne St., Quebec, P.Q., Canada."

Service de ciné-photographie de la province de Québec, Films 16mm: édition 1956-57 (Quebec City: Service de ciné-photographie, 1956), 280-81.

"Ce film enseigne aux hommes qui travaillent en forêt les principes élémentaires de la prudence. C'est l'histoire de Pierre, un gars solide, bon travailleur, mais insouciant et hasardeux. Peu à peu, grâce aux conseils de sa fiancée, aux recommandations de ses employeurs, grâce surtout à des exemples durs et cruels, il comprendra la nécessité de la prudence. Que d'accidents seraient évités si chaque bûcheron mettait à son profit les avis prodigués dans ce film ; si chacun comprenait de quel prix souvent il faut payer ses imprudences. La vie du travailleur, celle de ses copains est l'enjeu de ses risques et distractions."