The Village notary

Canada, 1953

Film
Please note

Sorry, we don't have images or video for this item.

This good-humored satire on a Quebec village notary is narrated in rhymed commentary. Facile at unravelling family legal complications—sometimes as his own interests dictate—the notary can relax in the confidence that people must come to him for sage advice or crafty council. His unrivalled position in the community is described as the film follows the involved legalities that arise when a farmer dies intestate, leaving to his heirs the dispute over the estate—and, to the notary, the solution.

Credits

production company

ONF | NFB

producer

Bernard Devlin

Duration

00:06:15:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1953

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

011538

Language

English

Subject categories

Comedy

Comedy → Satire

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

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Legal services

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

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Civil law

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Legal services

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Legal studies

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

Please note: this archive is an ongoing body of work. Sometimes the credit information (director, year etc) isn’t available so these fields may be left blank; we are progressively filling these in with further research.

Cite this work on Wikipedia

If you would like to cite this item, please use the following template: {{cite web |url=https://acmi.net.au/works/74371--the-village-notary/ |title=The Village notary |author=Australian Centre for the Moving Image |access-date=19 October 2021 |publisher=Australian Centre for the Moving Image}}