The Devil's toy

Canada, 1969

Film

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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Credits

director

Claude Jutra

producer

Marcel Martin

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:15:08:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

33846

Audience classification

Mediatheque - all ages (ACMI classified)

Subject categories

Childrens Films

Childrens Films → Children 12+

Childrens Films → Children 6-12

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Children - Recreation

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Children - Recreation

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Children - Recreation

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Hobbies

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Outdoor recreation

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Skateboarding

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Sports

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Sports for children

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

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

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