Sing a little

Canada, 1951

Film
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Illustrates a Canadian Broadcasting Company radio session of which Allan Mills is compere. Three songs are presented: “The Farmer’s cursed wife” whom even the devil wouldn’t keep; “Barbara Allen”; and “Jack the sailor” who was swallowed by a whale. Animated puppets enact the story told by each song.

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Credits

production company

ONF | NFB

Duration

00:09:00:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1951

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

009840

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Radio broadcasting

Animation

Literature → Storytelling

Music & Performing Arts → Puppets

Music & Performing Arts → Singing

Music & Performing Arts → Songs

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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