419S - JOHNNY AT THE FAIR
(1947; Canada; 11m)
a.k.a. JEAN-FURET VA-T-A LA FOIRE (French)
one of the CANADA CARRIES ON film series (200 shorts)
Shown with Movie: 419-The Rebel Set
Short Type: Newsreel
Plot: At the Canadian National Exhibition, a young boy gets
separated from his parents and meets some celebrities.
Released By: Sterling Films
Prod: Sydney Newman (TV series cr/The Avengers; Dr. Who)
Dir/Scr/Ed: Jack Olsen (shorts/Careers and Cradles; River Watch)
Scr: John K. Rooke (shorts/Art for Everybody; Canoe Country)
Cin: Jean-Marie Couture (shorts/Drug Addict; Inside the Atom)
Sco: Eldon Rathburn (The First Emperor of China; The Last Buffalo)
Johnny / Charlie Pachter (Symposium: Ladder of Love)
himself / Joe Louis*
herself / Barbara Ann Scott*
himself / Ole Olsen*
himself / "Chic" Johnson*
himself / former prime minister McKenzie King
Johnny's parents / unknown
narrator / Lorne Greene (*K13-SST: Death Flight; TV's Bonanza)
Classic Line: "Johnny can't read the words Chemical Wonderland."
Trivia: The "Canada Carries On" film series started in 1940 as
propaganda to boost the national and United Kingdom's efforts in World War
II. The film series continued after the war and ended in 1960.
JOE LOUIS (1914-1981) was the longest-reigning world
heavyweight boxing champion in history. He defended the title twenty-five
times from 1937-1949. One of the boxers he defeated was former world
heavyweight champ PRIMO CARNERA, who played the giant Antaeus in
408-HERCULES UNCHAINED. Usually playing himself,
Joe Louis appeared in a few movies including The Fight Never Ends and
Joe Palooka, Champ.
Canadian BARBARA ANN SCOTT won the gold medal for women's figure skating
in the 1948 Olympics.
The comedy team of OLE OLSEN and Harold Ogden "CHIC" JOHNSON, better
known as simply Olsen and Johnson, made several films together, including
Hellzapoppin and Gold Dust Gertie.
Last Updated: 3/28/1999
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