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The Case of Charlie Gordon

The Case of Charlie Gordon

| 16 min

The first film ever distributed by the NFB, The Case of Charlie Gordon focuses on an unemployed young Canadian who has never held a job. In the late '30s, there were many in Charlie's position. Determined to change this, a committee was formed to team up local employers with these young men. Through their efforts, and with the help of the Federal Government, people were trained and employed. As a result, their hopeless attitudes were transformed into a readiness to learn and be useful members of society.

  • director
    Stuart Legg
  • producer
    Frank Badgley
  • photography
    John M. Alexander
    Ernest Wilson
  • sound
    George Thurling
    Jack Ryan


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