STK-ID 9838

Family Rosary Crusade (14/10/1949): various LSs of huge crowd of over 35,000 at Hastings Park in Vancouver. Two CSs of Archbishop WM Duke making sermon. Two CSs of Father Patrick Peyton, animator of the Family Rosary Crusade (also originator of the radio program "Family Theatre"), speaking at microphone. Front shots of crowd of spectators. Three shots of motorcade heading for Edmonton, cut to CS of banner on car: "The family that prays together stays together". Various shots of procession past stands in Clarke Stadium showing flag bearers, clergy and various organisations. LSs of huge crowd. Shots of high ranking clergymen on platform. MCU of chairman of rally, Attorney-General of Alberta Lucien Maynard delivering speech. HALSs of children in formation around statue of Virgin Mary at centre field. Shots of clergy in stands, large group of nuns, people holding rosaries. CU of hands holding rosary. Sequence on Father Peyton speaking on microphone, CU of Peyton posing for camera.


Excerpt from
Family Rosary Crusade
Vancouver (city), Edmonton
National Film Board
Available formats
Video HI 8, Reel 35 mm
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio