First Novel

In this short 1958 fiction film, a young man gives up a steady job to tackle the uncertain task of writing for a living. In telling his experiences, this film conveys a general picture of the literary field in Canada and the incentives it offers, or fails to offer, the creative writer. Opinions, encouraging and otherwise, are expressed by a Canadian publisher, a television producer, and friends of the young writer who want to see him make his mark.

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Film Credits

director
Donald Wilder
producer
David Bairstow
script
Mordecai Richler
William Weintraub
photography
Eugene Boyko
sound
Frank Orban
editing
Stephen Timar
sound editing
Victor Merrill
cast
Len Birman
France Johnson

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