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The Loon's Necklace

The Loon's Necklace

(Le collier magique)

Year: 1948
Language: English
Runtime: 13 min
Director: F Crawley, Judith Crawley
Producer: F Crawley
Writer: Douglas Leechman
Cinematographer: Grant Crabtree
Editor: Judith Crawley
Sound: George Gorman
Production Company: Crawley Films Ltd,

Masks created by the First Peoples of coastal British Columbia are ingeniously used to recount the legend of how the loon received its distinctive neckband. The film, made by the well-known Crawley Films and sponsored by Imperial Oil, was probably the most successful sponsored film of the period. The film helped to establish Budge Crawley’s reputation as Canada’s leading independent filmmaker. It became a staple of 1950s classrooms and also won film of the year at the first Canadian Film Awards in 1948.

The Loon’s Necklace was identified as a “culturally significant film” by the AV Preservation Trust through the 2001 Masterworks program.

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