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Eldon Rathburn (1916–2008)

Eldon Rathburn was born on April 21, 1916 in Queenstown, New Brunswick, Canada. He is known for his work on The Railrodder (1965), City of Gold (1957) and Canada's Sweetheart: The Saga of Hal C. Banks (1985). He died on August 31, 2008 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. See full bio »
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 1996 Making Momentum (Documentary short)
 1995 Donald Brittain: Filmmaker (Documentary)
 1995 The Passerby
 1993 Creative Process: Norman McLaren (Documentary)
 1992 Door to Door (Short)
 1992 Momentum (Documentary short)
 1990 The Last Buffalo (Short)
 1990 The Defender (Documentary)
 1990 The First Emperor of China (Documentary short)
 1989 Anniversary Vignette (Short)
 1988 Beavers (Documentary short)
 1986 Acid Rain (Short)
 1986 Making Transitions (Documentary short)
 1985 J.W. Morrice (Short documentary)
 1984 Real Inside (Short)
 1982 Standing Alone (Documentary)
 1981 Baxter Earns His Wings (Short)
 1979 In the Labyrinth (Short)
 1978 Meditation in Motion (Documentary short)
 1978 The War Is Over (Short)
 1976 Firelight (Short)
 1976 For Gentlemen Only (Short)
 1976 The Whales Are Waiting (Documentary short)
 1975 Enemy Alien (Short)
 1975 Operation G.A.T.E (Documentary short)
 1975 The Hecklers (Documentary)
 1975 Cold Journey
 1975 My Friends Call Me Tony (Short)
 1974 Circus World (Documentary short)
 1974 Drylanders Episode 1 (Short)
 1974 Icarus (Short)
 1974 Satellites of the Sun (Short documentary)
 1974 King of the Hill (Documentary)
 1974 Freshwater World (Documentary short)
 1973 28° Above Below (Documentary short)
 1972 Here Is Canada (Documentary short)
 1972 Paul Kane Goes West (Short documentary)
 1972 The Huntsman (Short)
 1972 The Sea (Documentary short)
 1971 Death of a Legend (Documentary)
 1971 In a Nutshell (Short)
 1971 Summer's Nearly Over (Short)
 1971 L'homme et le froid (Documentary)
 1970 Ashes of Doom (Short)
 1970 Here's to Harry's Grandfather (Documentary)
 1969 Danny and Nicky (Documentary)
 1969 Fields of Space (Short documentary)
 1969 The Big Rock
 1968 Capital on the Ottawa (Documentary short)
 1968 Origami (Documentary short)
 1968 People of the Buffalo (Short)
 1967 Charlie's Day (Short)
 1967 Eskimo Artist: Kenojuak (Documentary short)
 1965 Work of Art (Short documentary)
 1965 The Railrodder (Short)
 1964 5,000 Miles (Short documentary)
 1964 Above the Horizon (Short documentary)
 1964 Age of the Buffalo (Documentary short)
 1964 Canon (Short)
 1964 Fields of Sacrifice (Short documentary)
 1964 Haida Carver (Documentary short)
 1964 Two-and-a-Half (Short)
 1963 Sky (Short documentary)
 1963 The Enduring Wilderness (Short documentary)
 1963 The World of David Milne (Short documentary)
 1963 The Ride (Short)
 1963 Drylanders
 1962 A Christmas Fantasy (Short)
 1962 À Saint-Henri le cinq septembre (Documentary short)
 1962 Blitzkrieg (Documentary short)
 1962 Christmas Cracker (Short)
 1962 Days of Infamy (Short documentary)
 1962 Dusk (Short documentary)
 1962 Year of Siege (Documentary short)
 1962 Nahanni (Documentary short)
 1961 Escale de verdure (Short)
 1961 Everybody's Prejudiced (Documentary short)
 1961 Manger (Short documentary)
 1961 Snow (Documentary short)
 1961 The Discovery of Insulin (Short documentary)
 1961 The Flower and the Hive (Short documentary)
 1961 Vote for Michalski (Short)
 1961 Yukon Old, Yukon New (Short documentary)
 1961 Circle of the Sun (Short documentary)
 1961 Morning on the Lièvre (Short)
 1960 A Is for Architecture (Short documentary)
 1960 Men Against the Ice (Short documentary)
 1960 Sunshine and Eclipse (1927-1934) (Short documentary)
 1960 The Good, Bright Days (1919-1927) (Short documentary)
 1960 Twilight of an Era: 1934-1939 (Short documentary)
 1960 Universe (Documentary short)
 1959 Mail Early for Xmas (Short)
 1959 Pangnirtung (Short documentary)
 1959 Short and Suite (Short)
 1959 The Back-breaking Leaf (Short documentary)
 1959 The Canadians (Short)
 1958 Fire in Town (Short)
 1958 Mystery in the Kitchen (Short)
 1958 Songs of Nova Scotia (Documentary short)
 1958 The Quest (Short)
 1957 Black and White in South Africa (Short documentary)
 1957 Can It Hold Together? (Short)
 1957 Crisis in Asia (Short documentary)
 1957 It's a Crime (Short)
 1957 Portrait of the Family (Short)
 1957 The Colonies Look Ahead (Short)
 1957 The Invisible Keystone (Short)
 1957 City of Gold (Documentary short)
 1956 Designed for Living (Short)
 1956 Fish Spoilage Control (Short)
 1956 Introducing Canada (Short)
 1956 The Shepherd (Documentary short)
 1955 Needles and Pins (Documentary short)
 1955 Prepare for Advancement (Short)
 1955 Road of Iron (Short)
 1955 The Pony (Short)
 1955 The Structure of Unions (Short)
 1955 To Serve the Mind (Short)
 1955 Gold (Short)
 1955 Bush Doctor (Short)
 1954 Corral (Short)
 1954 One Little Indian (Short)
 1954 Sorel (Short)
 1954 The Charwoman (Short)
 1954 The War on Want (Short documentary)
 1953 Country Magistrate (Documentary short)
 1953 Farewell Oak Street (Short)
 1953 The Wind-Swept Isles (Documentary short)
 1952 Canada's Atom Goes to Work (Documentary short)
 1952 Îles-de-la-Madeleine (Short)
 1951 Ottawa: Today and Tomorrow (Short documentary)
 1951 The Man in the Peace Tower (Documentary short)
 1951 Water for the Prairies (Short documentary)
 1950 Family Tree (Short)
 1950 From Tee to Green (Short documentary)
 1950 Local 100 (Short)
 1950 Rhythm and Percussion (Documentary short)
 1950 The Gentle Art of Film Projection (Documentary short)
 1950 Trees Are a Crop (Documentary short)
 1950 French Canada: 1534-1848 (Documentary short)
 1949 55,000 for Breakfast (Short documentary)
 1949 Children's Concert (Short)
 1949 Family Circles (Short)
 1949 Fibre Flax (Documentary short)
 1949 Fitness Is a Family Affair (Documentary short)
 1949 Land in Trust (Short documentary)
 1949 Science at Your Service (Documentary)
 1949 Teeth Are to Keep (Short)
 1949 Winter Carnival (Documentary short)
 1949 A Capital Plan (Documentary short)
 1948 Hog Family Supreme (Short)
 1948 When All the People Play (Short)
 1948 Film and You (Documentary short)
 1948 The Home Town Paper (Documentary short)
 1947 Johnny at the Fair (Short)
 1946 Safe Clothing (Short documentary)
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Early in his career, he played in fiddler Don Messer's band before Messer became a Canadian television folk icon. See more »

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