1950 original version: 782 ft. 1986 restored version: 790 ft
Soundtrack was originally on a wire recording (narration) & published audio discs (music); later mixed onto 1/4-inch tape. In 1986 the track was edited & remixed to make a 16mm optical track (at 24 fps) for contact printing with the new internegative.
"An impressionistic portrait of city life during a day off in the summertime, with poetic narration set opposite some very observant and intimate views of Vancouver and its inhabitants. These include numerous street scenes; departure of the passenger ferry 'Hollyburn'; shots of and from Interurban railway and streetcars; sequences on Chinatown, Kitsilano Beach, Stanley Park, Victory Square, and the downtown waterfront; and a glimpse inside a typical beer parlour. The film received honourable mention in the amateur category at the 1950 Canadian Film Awards." (BC Archives)
Opening credit reads: "The Vancouver Branch of the National Film Society presents..."
Additional credits (on 1986 restored version): "Restored 1986 by Dennis J. Duffy for National Film Week '86 in co-operation with Canadian Filmmakers Distribution West and the Provincial Archives of British Columbia. Restoration funded by BC Heritage Trust."
"Item AAAA1518 - In the daytime : [1986 restored version]." Stanley Fox fonds, British Columbia Archives.
"UBC Man Crashes Bright Lights with New Film," The Ubyssey, February 16, 1950, p. 1.
BC Archives, Royal BC Museum