Johnny at the Fair

Johnny at the Fair

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Enjoy a look at Toronto's Canadian National Exhibition (The Ex) through the eyes of a child in this short film from 1947. We follow Johnny on his adventures as he breaks away from his parents and strikes out on his own, shaking the prime minister's hand, meeting celebrities, and marveling at the magic of modern science. Reunited with his parents at last, he goes home exhausted but exhilarated.

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Johnny at the Fair, Jack Olsen, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Jack Olsen
  • editing
    Jack Olsen
  • producer
    Sydney Newman
  • script
    Jack Olsen
    John K. Rooke
  • camera
    Jean-Marie Couture
  • narrator
    Lorne Greene
  • music
    Eldon Rathburn
  • cast
    Charlie Pachter

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