Struggle for oil

Canada, 1951

Film
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The story of the development of the oil resources of the Canadian prairies and how their discovery is affecting the economy of the West. A gusher gone wild, oil crews working feverishly around the clock, oil barons conferring in plush board rooms, the Alberta pipeline, Edmonton’s neon nightlife - these are the glimpses the film shows of how oil is taking its place with agriculture, bringing a new industrial prosperity. Despite the inexhaustible appearance of Alberta’s oil wells, scientists are looking farther north, to the far sands of Athabaska where still greater deposits wait to be released.

Credits

director

Ronald Dick

producer

Sydney Newman

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:11:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

29039

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industries - Canada

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Oil fields

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Oil industry - History

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Petroleum industry and trade

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Oil fields

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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