Trans-Canada Express

Trans-Canada Express

| 19 min

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This short documentary from the Canada Carries On series celebrates the contribution of Canada’s railroads to the war effort. The film includes a sequence from Buster Keaton's 1926 silent comedy The General, as well as a re-enactment of Lord Strathcona driving the final spike into the Canadian Pacific Railway Line.

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  • director
    Stanley Hawes
  • producer
    Sydney Newman
  • camera
    Donald Fraser
  • narrator
    Lorne Greene
  • music
    Louis Applebaum