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Speeding the Spoken Word

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Louis Pelletier, "Useful Cinema, Film Genres, and Screen Networks: The Story of Canadian Films Limited (1919-1920)," The Moving Image 11, no. 3 (2011): 82.
"In July [1920], at the request of the Bell Telephone Co. of Canada, Canadian Films completed a Canadian version of Speeding the Spoken Word, a two-reel sponsored film produced in the United States some time before 1918. The film was re-cut and re-titled so as to include such gems as 'When we go behind the scene in the telephone world, we enter a realm that is full of interest.' New interior and exterior shots of Bell’s Montreal plant were also photographed and inserted. A distribution deal for the Canadian version of Speeding the Spoken Word was signed with the New Era Film Co. in September, but it remains impossible to ascertain if the film was ever exhibited in theaters."