STK-ID 20973

Halifax Housing: HAS, PAN over Halifax and cut to HAS of busy street, streetcars, crowded sidewalks. Cut to level of Oxford Street, streetcar stopped at light, of streetcar moving past the camera. Sidewalk in the background is crowded with servicemen, mostly sailors. Shot of a long line up of sailors and other servicemen waiting to enter a theatre advertising Don Ameche. Laundry workers unload laundry truck. Interior shot of station, servicemen, civilians getting tickets. HAS of huge crowd of servicemen on the sidewalk, men running for taxis. Sequence on couples looking for rooming houses, being told that the houses are full-up. Shots of signs "no vacancies". A naval officer and his wife come out of their rooming house. A sailor, a sergeant and their wives walk to the camera and the wives sit on suitcases for a spell before continuing their search for quarters. Sequence on people lined up at a hotel counter, asking for a room, being refused. Cut to the interior of a room, men on the bed, others come in to share the same room and go to bed on cots. Several servicemen are shown asleep in the waiting room. Line up at the hotel desk. HAS over Halifax dwellings.


Excerpt from
Reportages nº 65
National Film Board
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Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk, Digital Bétacam, Video VHS
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
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Available resolutions
720 x 486