| 30 min

This film indulges in some playful lampooning of the self-deluding tactics of the escape artist. A glib-tongued exponent of escapism, delivering a public lecture, illustrates his contentions with filmed episodes that show how clever people are at running away from reality. The mirror he holds up for us reflects some familiar faces; not our own, of course, but of people we all know.

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Escape, Thomas Farley, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Thomas Farley
  • producer
    Julian Biggs
  • script
    Gordon Burwash
  • photography
    Donald Wilder
  • sound
    Claude Pelletier
  • editing
    Donald Ginsberg
  • sound editing
    Stuart Baker
  • cast
    Ivor Barry
    Lew Davidson
    Violet Bussy
    Jeffrey Brunner
    Paul Arno
    John McLeod Stewart
    Nancy West
    Olive de Wilton
    Griffith Brewer
    Ned Conlon
    Norma Springford
    Henry Ramer
    Ena Gillespie

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