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Film Identifier: F.2005-01-0290
Run Time
0h 4m 10s
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Date Produced
"A day in the life of a man who is in much of a hurry to get somewhere. As he travels along his hurried way we are right in there enjoying his anxious moments as he transfers from one public conveyance to another. We are of course much relieved when we learn that he has arrived in good time" - PSA Journal, Nov. 1959, p. 48.
The film begins with a man with a briefcase rushing to catch a Toronto Transit Commission bus from Scarborough. He wipes his brow and checks his watch, which reads 8:30 AM. The bus drives through bustling downtown Toronto, and the man transfers to the King Street streetcar, visibly anxious as delays impede his commute. The man misses and then catches an Eglinton-bound transfer at the King subway station, passing through the Dundas and St. Clair stations. He runs into a building and rides the elevator to the 18th floor as his watch approaches 9:00, only to find an empty office. The wall clock reads 8:00, and the protagonist realizes he has rushed for nothing and has arrived at work an hour early. The film cuts to a newspaper headline reading "Semi-annual Mixup Due As Clocks Back Sunday," an article about the end of Daylight Savings Time. The End.

The film won Best Amateur Film at the Eleventh Annual Canadian Film Awards in 1959, and was on the Photographic Society of America Ten Best 1959 list.
Main Credits
Ruddell, John W. (is director)
Actors, Performers and Participants
Woodley, Charlie (is actor)
Related Place
Toronto (represents)