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Identifier:

  • 11214 (Source: http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/films-videos-sound-recordings/film-video-sound-database/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=11214)
  • AAAA1734 (Source: http://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/le-remede-miraculeux)

Date produced: 1938

Filmmaker(s):

Lilian Chambers

T.G.S. Chambers

Production credits:

Languages:

English, French

Length:

300 ft

Format:

16mm

Colour:

Colour

Sound Notes:

Silent

Awards/Recognition:

BC Archives list of titled amateur films.

Description:

"Made by Mr. And Mrs. Chambers to advertise tea and to stimulate tea-drinking across Canada, and accompanied by a narrative by Mrs. Chambers, in English for English-speaking audiences and in French for French-speaking audiences. The equipment to make the film was loaned by the Dunne and Rundle camera shop in Vancouver, where the film was made.

"The puppet story is about a Princess who mysteriously falls asleep with an unknown disease, and her father, the King, who sends far and wide to discover a cure. Finally the Princess is revived with tea and the young man who brings it to her is rewarded with her hand in marriage. The sponsor of the film was the old Empire Tea Bureau, for whom the Chambers' worked during the 1930s." (Colin Browne, Motion Picture Production in British Columbia, 1898-1940 (1979), entry #0872.)

The film is listed in Browne's filmography as "Tea Bureau Puppet Show."

Resources:

http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/films-videos-sound-recordings/film-video-sound-database/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=11214
http://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/le-remede-miraculeux

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