The Royal Visit

  • ONFB,
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  • 90 min

This feature documentary offers a complete record of the 1939 Royal Tour of Canada by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. The film opens as the royal couple makes a stop in Québec city, where Premier Duplessis greets them. They then visit Montréal and meet mayor Camilien Houde. A visit to Ottawa brings them to Parliament, where Prime Minister MacKenzie King is present. The visit continues throughout Ontario, the prairies, and western Canada. The Royal couple also makes a brief stop in Washington and meets President Franklin Roosevelt. They then stop in on the Maritime provinces before boarding a Royal yacht for the journey back to England.

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Film Credits

script
Frank Badgley
editing
Frank Badgley
script
J. Booth Scott
editing
J. Booth Scott
script
Robert Collyer
editing
Robert Collyer
narrator
Rupert Lucas
music
Howard Fogg

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