Silks and Sulkies

Silks and Sulkies

                                Silks and Sulkies
| 11 min

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This short documentary from 1950 captures the thrill of harness racing on Prince Edward Island. We follow Bellhop's career as a pacer, from his unwilling introduction to harness through trials with a bicycle sulky (or 2-wheel cart) to his first big race. The film culminates with scenes of trotters and pacers at Charlottetown's Old Home Week.

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Silks and Sulkies, Pierre Petel, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Pierre Petel
  • producer
    Jack Olsen
  • script
    John K. Rooke
  • camera
    André de Tonnancour
  • sound
    Tim Wilson
  • editing
    Margaret Coventry
  • music
    Eldon Rathburn

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