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The Tommy Douglas Story

DVD - 2006
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Tommy Douglas' determination to put the welfare of his constituents above those of big business created a battle that rocked a nation.
Publisher: [S.l.] : Minds Eye Entertainment ; in association with Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, [2006]
Branch Call Number: DVD 971.2403092 Douglas 3558
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (90, 90 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm., in container
Alternative Title: The Tommy Douglas story [DVD]

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sakanataka
Jun 01, 2017

A real Humanitarian, a real Hero, and an example for all.

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Jane_Sm
Aug 22, 2011

This wonderful biography of Tommy Douglas is a timely memorial as we mourn the loss of Jack Layton. Not a boring history lesson but an inspiring reenactment of much that we may not have learned (or may have forgotten) about the origins and evolution of the New Democratic Party. Very helpful in understanding where we came from as a nation (even despite some historical inaccuracies about Premier Gardiner of Saskatchewan). Exceptionally fine acting.

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CorImmobile
May 14, 2011

I found it to be a solid depiction 'the greatest Canadian', as selected by the people of this nation. being a bit of politico i would have enjoyed a more in depth look at his public life. it was also a tad sappy at times.
performances were great all round, appearances by paul gross, don mckeller and others show how important it was for a number high profile Canadian filmmakers to be a part of telling this story.

nadian Dec 06, 2007

I highly enjoyed this movie; I thought it was well made, presented clearly and showed considerable acting, directing and movie making talent.

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nadian Dec 06, 2007

nadian thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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nadian Dec 06, 2007

Violence: There are protests which turn into a violent riot in which many people are battered and one is killed. The film also contains mature content that may be innapropriate for children under 13 years of age.

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nadian Dec 06, 2007

My friends, watch out for the little fellow with an idea.

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