Back alley blue

Canada, 1977

Film
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Stolen money, a love intrigue and police chase unite with the main theme which is a day in the life of an old woman who scratches out a living collecting used pop bottles and picking through back alleys. She is not too poor, however, to repay a kindness. The film ends on an unexpected note of humour. Stars Nan Steward, John Evans.

Credits

director
producer

Vladimir Valenta

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Duration

00:25:00:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1977

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

31609

Language

English

Subject categories

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Homelessness

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Poverty

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Aging

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Aging

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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