Item AAAA2988 - Valiant company

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Valiant company

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Shelly Films

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  • 1945 (Creation)
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Docudrama. Made to raise Victory Bond funds for the rehabilitation of disabled veterans, this film is centred around Captain Alan Piper, who lost both hands in an army training accident and learned to manage many daily tasks with his artificial hands. He is depicted visiting other disabled vets at hospitals in Vancouver and Toronto, and the rehabilitation facilities are shown. Filmed in part at Shaughnessy Hospital in Vancouver.

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A VHS reference copy is available for this item.

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Content notes in file F1989:09/003.

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Leon Shelly credited this film with establishing his reputation in Toronto prior to moving his company there.

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References: Listed in Duffy, "Camera West", entry #V/03.

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Accession number(s): F1989:09

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photography: Eldon Wallace (Wally) Hamilton; editor: Arthur Bell; director: Harold Daniels; producer: Leon Curtis Shelly; narrator: Edward Arnold; art direction: Marguerite E. Goulding; sponsored/presented by: General Motors of Canada; music: Dr. Edward Kilenyi; producing agency/company: Shelly Films

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