STK-ID 11034

[Remark: this footage was shot by Motion Picture Bureau in Autumn of 1939. It was directed by John Grierson.] Interior shots of men and women grading and sorting pears preparatory to canning. Men picking crop of pears, loading boxes on trucks. Truck leaving warehouse, loaded with baskets of fruit. CS of claws of cultivator digging into fresh earth. CS of baskets of blue-gauge plums. Women in canning factory sorting plums and covering them with cotton netting. LS of tractor pulling cultivator through large orchard. Full frame of pears. HALS in factory showing various people packing, wrapping at tables. MLS of girls packing plums in baskets in shipping room. CS of girl standing on ladder in orchard, picking plums. MS, MLS and CU of smiling girl picking plums. Shot of trees blossoming in large commercial orchard, horse-drawn harrow coming up row towards and past camera. MLS of men picking plums in orchard. CS blossoms on pear tree in Spring. CU PAN left across blossoms and new leaves on pear trees. ECUS of flowers and blossoms on apple trees.


Excerpt from
Fruit Growing In Ontario
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Video HI 8
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio