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

Bill Reid

producer

Vladimir Valenta

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:25:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

31609

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

Holdings

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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