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The Man with a Thousand Hands

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2000 (16mm)
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Library and Archives Canada: 16mm, 3/4".
"The story of the construction of Alcan's Kitimat, Kemano, and Nechako projects from the building of the dam to the smelter at Kitimat. Sequences on: the general planning of the project; construction of the power development; and men working with various types of equipment."


“Man With a Thousand Hands,” Alcan 16mm Film Catalogue (Montreal: Aluminum Company of Canada, Limited: c.1960), 13.

“Produced by International Harvester Company with the cooperation of Alcan. This is a feature production of unique interest. Mr. Raymond Massey is the commentator. Alcan British Columbia project is the story. It is an important film, designed to appeal to the general public.
Running Time: 55 mins. – one large reel.

Please note ‘Man With a Thousand Hands’ is supplied on a large reel (2,200 feet), and while most projectors will accommodate this reel size, still a few makes of machines will not take the big reel. For obvious reasons, we must ask you to use the proper projector, and it is emphasized that chopping the film into smaller segments is prohibited. An extra reel is supplied with each shipment.”