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A Race for Ties

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3928 (35mm), 1625 (16mm)
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Library and Archives Canada: 35mm, 16mm, VHS.
"Race for Ties is the first film made by the Port Arthur Amateur Cinema Society, and it also has the distinction of being the first amateur feature-length film made in Canada. Based on the real life experience of Dorothea Mitchell shortly after she became the first single woman granted a homestead in Ontario, the story is about a small sawmill owner, Joe Atwood, and his race against a large timber company, headed my U. Cheetem, for a railway contract."

M. Dorothea Mitchell is credited as production manager, producer, assistant director, scriptwriter, editor, and casting supervisor. Dunbar is credited for titles.