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Judo - Jinks

Judo - Jinks

| 15 min
On the Spot
On the Spot
1950 20 films

The first NFB series made specifically for television, On the Spot consisted of 15-minute documentary reports (which later ran 30 minutes) on different aspects of life in Canada.


How--and how not--to get thrown for a loop is demonstrated as Fred Davis visits the gymnasium of the Kano Judo Club in Hull, Québec. The story starts with a pretty girl in a park who proves that judo is not entirely a male preserve. Fred interviews Bernard Gauthier, judo instructor, and gets the history of judo as a sport and some demonstrations of the art.

  • director
    Bernard Devlin
  • producer
    Bernard Devlin
  • editing
    Bernard Devlin
  • photography
    John Foster
  • host
    Fred Davis


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