MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 180,837 this week

The Romance of Transportation in Canada (1952)

 |  Animation, Short, History
6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 67 users  
Reviews: 3 user

A humourous survey of the history of the development of transportation technology in Canada.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 53 titles
created 23 Feb 2012
 
list image
a list of 77 titles
created 21 Aug 2013
 
a list of 136 titles
created 10 Apr 2014
 
a list of 1588 titles
created 4 months ago
 
list image
a list of 251 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Romance of Transportation in Canada (1952)

The Romance of Transportation in Canada (1952) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Romance of Transportation in Canada.
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Quiet Man (1952)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A retired American boxer returns to the village where he was born in Ireland, where he finds love.

Director: John Ford
Stars: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald
Roman Holiday (1953)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome.

Director: William Wyler
Stars: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.

Directors: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly
Stars: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds
Rashomon (1950)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view.

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An examination of the work of Cornelius Krieghoff, a Dutch-born artist in early Canada.

Director: Colin Low
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Jean-Louis Roux ...
Narrator (French version) (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Max Ferguson ...
Narrator (voice)
Guy Glover ...
Narrator (voice)
Edit

Storyline

The romantic notion that Canadians have with transportation began with the arrival of the first settlers in the 16th century, they who were faced with getting around this new, uncharted and rugged land. The economic benefits of trade resulted in the creation of more permanent transportation links. With the increasing demand for trade came the increase in the transportation infrastructure, both in the frequency and the size of the conveyances. As most of this transportation was water based, canals and locks were constructed in the 18th century to make travel easier. Settlers were also marking out land trails for the movement of staples between settlements. Both land and water based transportation changed from natural power (oxen for land, wind on the seas, and human power and currents on the rivers) to mechanized and eventually motorized forms. Despite the obstacle of the Rocky Mountains, the construction of the transnational railroad in the 19th century revolutionized travel within ... Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Also Known As:

Sports et transports!  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The Romance of Transportation in Canada was an interesting Oscar-nominated animated short from up north
24 November 2008 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Produced by Tom Daly for the National Film Board of Canada, directed by Colin Low, narrated by Guy Glover with music by Eldon Rathburn, this animated short was nominated for an Oscar for Beat Short Subject, Cartoon, 1952. It humorously tells the history of how transportation advanced from canoing to trains to automobiles and planes simultaneously. Rathburn's score and Glover's narration are perfect here. My favorite parts are seeing how "comfortable" passengers are when riding stagecoaches and the end when...oh, just watch the short. Not hilarious, just a little amusing but this short helped many animators reap some creative benefits and gave the NFB their quality reputation.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?