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That Imaginary Line

Accession number: 
Production Years: 
1945 to 1949


Film Properties: 
Length (feet): 
1515 (35 mm), 600 (16mm)
Holding Institutions: 

Library and Archives Canada: 35mm, 16mm, VHS, Digibeta.
"A travelogue stressing the differences between Canada and the U.S. and including understated advertising of Imperial Oil Products and invitations to U.S. tourists to visit. Sequences on U.S. content: Bob Hope, Harry S. Truman, baseball, beauty contest, etc. Sequences on quaint Quebec complete with out-door bread oven, churches, on Montreal, cruise ship going through Lachine rapids, smoke and haze over the city. Sequences on Imperial Oil refineries, gas stations, an Esso neon, etc. Shots of an auto factory, night club acts, Sault Ste. Marie locks, lake shipping, wheat harvests. Sequences on Rockies, Vancouver with mention of B.C. lumbering, fishing fleets, etc. Last part of film enlarges on the wheat industry on the prairies, ships loading up, Governor General Lord Athlone taking salute on Parliament Hill. Mention is a made of nationalized industries, i.e.: El Dorado mines, TCA, CNR, and of socialist-minded C.C.F. Also, Britishers playing cricket, Highlanders, and the King and Queen."