Canada Vignettes: Angel of Death

Canada Vignettes: Angel of Death

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A vignette about a 1912 fly-swatting contest organized by The Toronto Daily Star to draw attention to the danger posed to public health by flies. Through archival photographs and newspaper headlines the highlights of the contest are reviewed in a light, humorous manner. The winner, a determined young lady named Beatrice White, killed over 500 000 flies during the six-week contest and was dubbed the "Angel of Death" by the paper.

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Canada Vignettes: Angel of Death, Ron Webber, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • script
    Ron Webber
  • director
    Ron Webber
  • editor
    Ron Webber
  • narrator
    Walter Massey
    Daisy De Bellefeuille
  • music
    Alain Clavier
  • producer
    Dennis Sawyer
  • executive producer
    Peter Katadotis