STK-ID 15913

Money to burn (00/11/1946): LS of Bank of Canada from across Wellington Street, armoured truck driving into alley. MS of truck backing up to unloading platform. MS of two bank guards unloading bags of money, Royal Canadian Mounted Police standing by, watching. MLS of main checking and counting room, girls at work counting bills, girl signing for bundle of bills. MSs of woman piling bundles of bills into cabinet, closing door. MS of heavy vault door being opened, cabinet being wheeled in. MS through barred window of officials counting bundles, putting them into canvas bags. MSs of money being trucked out vault to incinerator. Sequence showing men emptying bags into incinerator, money bundles in incinerator, fire starting to burn money. MS of incinerator door being closed and locked with four padlocks. MS of man collecting ashes after destruction of money. MSs of Elmer Campbell, chief of Currency Division, examining bills brought in for destruction.


Excerpt from
Money to Burn
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Video HI 8
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio