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Rhapsody in Two Languages

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Production Years: 
1933 to 1934
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Length (feet): 
975 (35mm); 406 (16mm)
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Cinémathèque québécoise, Montreal, Quebec: 16mm, VHS.

Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario: 16mm.

University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario: 16mm.

Library and Archive Canada: 35mm, 16mm, 3/4". "The story of a day in Montreal from dawn to dawn. A delightful little adventure in the rhapsodic technique. Montreal wakes up in the morning to the tune of countless alarm clocks, hurries to work, and reaches its climax in the gaiety of the evening. The film impressionistically captures the spirit of a city that is old and modern, English and French."


Répertoire audiovisual Québec (Cinémathèque québécoise).

University of Waterloo Audiovisual Services Catalog. "Using a combination of rhythmic images and music, an impression of life in Montreal is created."

Peter Morris, Embattled Shadows: A History of Canadian Cinema 1895-1939 (Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1978), 230, 267.