The Purse

Canada, 1966

Film
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Deals with the conscience or the lack of it, and what one or the other makes us do. An elderly woman finds a purse on a bus. She takes it home and discovers it contains some money. The woman who lost the purse collects insurance. the quetsion raised is does circumstance excuse taking what is not ours.

Credits

director

Patricia Watson

producer

Guy Glover

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:11:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

27661

Subject categories

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Ethics

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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