William Lyon Mackenzie: A Friend to His Country

This documentary short is a portrait of Scottish-born journalist, politician, and rebellion leader William Lyon McKenzie. The first mayor of Toronto, he was an important leader during the 1837 Upper Canada Rebellion. This film portrays his election, his later defeat, his exile, and his fight for responsible government.

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  • CraigSymonds

    “Mackenzie's story is surely an interesting one. Too bad the movie didn't touch more on the rebellion. It puts into perspective how depressive some parts of his life must've been. An enjoyable film!” — CraigSymonds, 18 Apr 2013

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Film Credits

director
Julian Biggs
producer
Julian Biggs
script
Joseph Schull
camera
John Gunn
sound
Leo O'Donnell
George Croll
sound editing
Sidney Pearson
cast
Kate Reid
Ed McGibbon
Grace McNair
Douglas Ram
Henry Ramer

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