Squarejohns

Canada, 1967

Film
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Follows the adjustment of two paroled prisoners as observed by their parole officer. One of the men, aging and tired, seems resigned to the “square” life of “the street.” He seems more in need of protection than supervision. The other is younger, more demanding of life and so more tempted. How the parole officer works to aid both through the parole period is convincingly shown.

Credits

director

Bill Davies

producer

Graham Parker

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:27:38:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

28855

Subject categories

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Crime

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Criminal law

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Prisoners - Attitudes

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Prisoners - Rehabilitation

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Prisons - Canada

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Canada - Social conditions

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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