Item AAAA2428 - The prime ingredient

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The prime ingredient

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Lew Parry Film Productions

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  • Variations in title: The manufacture of 'Elk' Portland cement [original version title]

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  • [1963-1965] (Creation)

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Industrial film. The manufacture of Portland cement, including scenes at the Bamberton Works of the company's BC Cement Division, a limestone quarry [probably at Cobble Hill] and some other unidentified facilities.

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A VHS reference copy is available for this item.

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THE PRIME INGREDIENT is a re-edited sound version of THE MANUFACTURE OF 'ELK' PORTLAND CEMENT ('Bradol' Films, 1963), which was filmed by Bryan Brabant [an executive of the company] and produced by R.L. Dolphin for Ocean Cement's subsidiaries, British Columbia Cement Company Ltd. and Evans, Coleman and Evans Ltd. For the cannibalized picture roll from the original film, see AAAA6718.

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References: Listed in Duffy, "Camera West", entry #P/71.

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Accession number(s): F1981:17

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Parry production no. 238.

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producing agency/company: Lew Parry Film Productions; photography: Bryan M. Brabant; sponsored/presented by: Ocean Cement and Supplies Ltd.; photography: Lew Parry Film Productions; editor: F.W.E. Round; titles: L.C. Hanson; narrator: George McLean; sound: Lloyd Stump; sound: Telesound Film Recordings Ltd.; producer: Lew M. Parry

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