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Cold Facts

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881 (35mm); 375 (16mm)
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Library and Archives Canada: 16mm, VHS.
"A commercial for International Harvester's tractors. A father and son argue the merits of using heavy machinery to open up the North. Shots include: a bulldozer clearing land in north woods; tractor trains hauling supplies and logs across frozen lakes and through the woods. An early snowmobile half-track is shown. Sequence on a Fairchild ski plane CF-AXO taxiing, and on a Travelair ski plane CF-AEJ taking off."


Peter Morris, Embattled Shadows: A History of Canadian Cinema, 1895-1939, McGill-Queen's University Press, 1978.