STK-ID 16873

LS of Avro Jetliner, people around aircraft,mail truck backing up and mail being loaded aboard. MS of driver of mail truck, of Don Rogers, pilot of Jetliner, of W McLean, Ontario Post Master General. Various shots of Rogers signing receipt for mail, of photographers shooting plane, of crew of plane including B Baker, flight engineer, Don Rogers, pilot, Mike Cooper-Slipper, assistant chief test pilot. Cut to front of aircraft, words "Avro Canada - Jetliner". Cut to Mayor Hiram McCallum of Toronto wearing First Nations feathered warbonnet, trying to light "peace pipe" which will also be smoked by Mayor O'Dwyer of New York). Repeat of whole story from beginning to sequence on peace pipe. More shots of Mayor McCallum struggling with pipe. Shots of girls from different nations holding huge scroll bearing invitation to Mayor O'Dwyer to attend the Toronto trade fair. Final shots of preparations involving customs officer, goodbyes, boarding of plane and taxiing. (31/03/1950)


Excerpt from
Niagara Power Pact Signed/Avro Jetliner
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk, Digital Bétacam
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486