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The Breadwinner

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1701 (35mm)
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Library and Archives Canada: 35mm, VHS.
"Dramatized commercial short film. In this promotional film for Weston's Vitamin-D enriched bread, following his usual bout with cod liver oil, a young boy is persuaded by a friend to buy vitamin enriched bread. When he brings some home, his mother investigates its value. After receiving her doctor's advice in favour of the bread, and after being favourably influenced by the taste of the bread, she allows her family to eat it, being convinced of its benefits. In this film, one of the cast is a superbly trained shepherd dog. Actuality film of Weston bakery interiors is used."


Motion Picture Distributors and Exhibitors of Canada, Canadian Motion Pictures 1914-1932 (June 1932), 6.