Item AAAA1005 - The song that reached his heart : a story of the lumber regions of western Canada

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The song that reached his heart : a story of the lumber regions of western Canada

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Edison Manufacturing Company

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AAAA1005

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Dramatic short. "In the story, a Canadian lumberjack nostalgically recalls his past as he listens to a record of the song 'Annie Laurie', [which] his sweetheart used to sing to him. The singer travels to western Canada for her health, and the lumberjack saves her from being robbed by two crooks. He then discovers that she is his old sweetheart and she sits down to sing the old song for him." (Colin Browne) The location sequences seem to have been shot in the Columbia Valley and in the town of Golden, B.C.

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"A dramatic short made by the Edison Company during its tour of the Canadian west during the summer of 1910, shooting promotional films for the CPR. It was begun on June 7 and completed on July 18, with some additions made at Edison's Bronx studio later. . . . The film was released on October 11, 1910." (Colin Browne) This copy was made from an item in the Library of Congress Collection at the National Archives of Canada.

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References: Listed in Browne, "Motion Picture Production in B.C.", entry #0839.

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Accession number(s): V1988:37

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producing agency/company: Edison Manufacturing Company; director: J. Searle Dawley; photography: Henry Cronjager; sponsored/presented by: Canadian Pacific Railway Company

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