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The pageantry of Calgary's colorful celebration of its past, culminating with its world famous rodeo, is chronicled.

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This short shows how the city of Calgary celebrates Stampede Week, an annual event filled with things that celebrates the city's heritage. In the downtown area, only wagons, stagecoaches, and horses may be used for transportation. There are mock trials for horse thieves; Indian dances and other rituals; parades; square dancing; and other events. The week culminates with the world-famous rodeo, which, in addition to the standard events, includes a chuck wagon race. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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Included in Warner Home Video's (WHV) 2007 DVD release of Adventures of Don Juan (1948), which is in WHV's multidisc DVD set "The Errol Flynn Signature Collection, Volume 2". See more »

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Narrator: A name whose roots are embedded deep in the romance and traditions of the Old West: Calgary, once a rootin' tootin' Wild West town sprawled over the crossing of rangeland trails; today a bustling city in the heart of the Canadian Rockies.
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Calgary's rodeo during Stampede Week is the highlight...
14 February 2008 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Featured on the Errol Flynn Signature Collection for THE ADVENTURES OF DON JUAN, this Oscar winning short deals with a nostalgic look back at the early beginnings of Calgary when wagons, stagecoaches, horses and colorful Indians ruled the day. The festivities include square dancing, mock trials for horse thieves, Indian dances and lots of other rituals, but the highlight, for me, was the rodeo where the cowboys roped wild animals in various contests of strength and skill.

The early part of the short documentary is a bit on the dull side, but if you stick with it, the action steams up for the rodeo exhibitions with cowboys expertly saddling wild horses or steers and riding competitions on wild horses, all guaranteed to hold the interest.

Photographed in color with good narration by Art Gilmore, it's an uneven short subject that alternates between dull and interesting.


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