The Son

Canada, 1951

Film
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A dramatic portrayal of a not infrequent rural problem: the tendency of farmers’ sons to leave the land in favour of other employment. The serene pastoral countryside of southern Ontario provides the story background. Howard, an only son, has grown to manhood under his father’s domination, working for a weekly pittance that offers no independence. His resentment finally threatens a complete break from the farm. A legal partnership agreement between father and son provides an amicable solution. (Award: Toronto.)

Credits

production company

ONF | NFB

producer

Michael Spencer

Duration

00:26:52:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1951

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

322745

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Film festivals - Canada - Toronto - Awards

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Canada - Rural conditions

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Employment

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Farmers

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Farming

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Rural conditions

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Rural families

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Canada - Rural conditions

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Ontario

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Rural conditions

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Rural families

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Rural conditions

Drama

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Rural conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Rural families

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social problems

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Sociology, Rural

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Fathers and sons

Places → Ontario

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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