Our Street Was Paved with Gold

Our Street Was Paved with Gold

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Filmmaker Albert Kish revisits Montreal's St Lawrence Boulevard in the '70s. The street, also known as "The Main," is a little Europe with many languages, foods and small courtesies that make a stranger feel at home.

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Our Street Was Paved with Gold, Albert Kish, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Albert Kish
  • editing
    Albert Kish
  • producer
    David Bairstow
  • commentary
    Donald Winkler
  • camera
    Savas Kalogeras
  • sound
    André Hourlier
  • sound editing
    Les Halman
  • re-recording
    Michel Descombes
  • music
    Art Phillips

  • Antoni Mielniczuk

    Our family arrived as Displaced Persons in the late 1940's. We lived in the Park Ave. Mont Royal area and shopped almost exclusively along St. Laurent. Although some 20 later, this film captures the spirit and longings of immigrant families to this day. For me, this was the greatest neighbourhood in the world to grow up in. Whenever in Montreal, I too walk down the Main.

    Antoni Mielniczuk, 25 Jan 2022
  • joey753

    Not really a very good film, as it does not show much of the old Main I have seen much better films about the Main in this era.

    joey753, 26 Apr 2011
  • misaacs

    Thank you for showing me the old shots of the street cars. My immigrant parents and I used to take them, six cents, to go to Rachel kosher poultry market. I like the presentation of present immigrants. Would have liked to see more of the local French Canadiens in the film but understand one must focus.

    misaacs, 24 Apr 2011
  • herbf

    great film brings back a lot of greta memories. "THOSE WERE THE DAYS"

    herbf, 4 Mar 2011

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