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Catskinner Keen

1973 27 min
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This documentary short introduces us to Bob Keen, a Northwest legend and self-made millionaire. Bob began his career bulldozing mountain roads with a second-hand caterpillar tractor that gave him his nickname: Catskinner. Now he owns oil land, operates road, water and air transport, flies a plane, drives a chuckwagon, and is listed on the stock exchange. This film profiles a modest man who still likes sitting by a campfire with old cowpuncher pals in the Canadian Rockies.

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Catskinner Keen
  • West
    West
    1973 11 films
    This is the Canadian West that the traveller seldom sees, each film an intimate look at some facet of life of the three Prairie provinces. From the west, the east, the NFB and independent filmmakers, the films in this series show Canadians in many walks of life--the whole colorful mosaic that spreads from the plains of Manitoba and Saskatchewan to the towering peaks of Alberta's mountains.

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This documentary short introduces us to Bob Keen, a Northwest legend and self-made millionaire. Bob began his career bulldozing mountain roads with a second-hand caterpillar tractor that gave him his nickname: Catskinner. Now he owns oil land, operates road, water and air transport, flies a plane, drives a chuckwagon, and is listed on the stock exchange. This film profiles a modest man who still likes sitting by a campfire with old cowpuncher pals in the Canadian Rockies.
  • director
    Donald Brittain
  • producer
    Donald Brittain
  • writer
    Donald Brittain
  • executive producer
    John N. Smith
  • photography
    Douglas Kiefer
    Richard Leiterman
  • sound
    Hans Oomes
    James McCarthy
  • editing
    John Kramer
    Laurie Wright
  • sound editing
    Bernard Bordeleau
  • re-recording
    Jean-Pierre Joutel
  • music
    Ed Prier

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