The Devil's toy

Canada, 1969

Film
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The skateboard gave the youngsters, who mastered its technique, a thrilling sensation of speed unexcelled by any other pavement sport. Filmed in 1966 on Montreal streets before the elongated rollerskate was banned, this film captures the exuberance of boys and girls having the time of their lives in free-wheeling downhill locomotion. Music by Pierre Brault. Sung by Genevieve Bujold.

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Collection

In ACMI's collection

Previously on display

22 April 2019

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Credits

director

Claude Jutra

producer

Marcel Martin

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Duration

00:15:08:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1969

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

016509

Language

English

Audience classification

Mediatheque - all ages (ACMI classified)

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

Digital Betacam [PAL]; Master

DVD [PAL]; Copy

MOV file H264; ACMI Digital Access Copy - presentation

Digital Betacam; Sub-master

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI External Digital Access Copy

Wikidata

Q99973610

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