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Film (2:20)
Keep Your Mouth Shut
1944, director: Norman McLaren

The last film made by Norman McLaren during the

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Film (21:00)
Our Northern Neighbour
1944, director: Tom Daly
This look at Soviet foreign policy from 1917 through World...
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Film (13:00)
Train Busters
1944, director: Sydney Newman
The film opens with a description of the strength and...
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Film (15:00)
Welcome Soldier
1941 legislation adopted in Canada has been an example to...
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Film (19:00)
Banshees Over Canada
1943, director: James Beveridge
Illustrating Britain's preparations for air attack, scenes...
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Film (24:00)
Battle Is Their Birthright
1943, director: Stuart Legg
This wartime film shows the toughening of soldiers and...
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Film (22:00)
Corvette Port Arthur
1943, director: Joris Ivens
A film tribute to the Royal Canadian Navy. The stars: those...
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Film (21:00)
Labour Front
This film on the mobilization of manpower during World War...
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Keep Your Mouth Shut



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Film  (2:20) 1944, director: Norman McLaren

The last film made by Norman McLaren during the Second World War is a call to Canadians to “keep their mouths shut” and a rare example of the filmmaker’s use of marionettes for animation.

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