The Village notary

Canada, 1953

Film
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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

director

Pierre Arbour

producer

Bernard Devlin

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:06:15:00

Colour

Black and White

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