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At the Canadian National Exhibition, a young boy gets separated from his parents and meets some celebrities. | Add synopsis »
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Charlie Pachter ... Johnny
Harry Pachter ... Johnny's Father
Sara Pachter ... Johnny's Mother

Lorne Greene ... Narrator (voice)

Joe Louis ... Joe Louis
William Lyon Mackenzie King ... William Lyon MacKenzie King
Chic Johnson ... Chic Johnson
Ole Olsen ... OLe Olsen
Barbara Ann Scott ... Barbara Ann Scott

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Jack Olsen 
 
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Jack Olsen 
John K. Rooke 

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Sydney Newman .... producer
 
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Eldon Rathburn 
 
Cinematography by
Jean-Marie Couture 
 
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Jack Olsen 
 

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Charles at the fair, perhaps?, 4 December 2008
Author: Coolestmovies from Canada

The most interesting aspect of this expectedly dated educational film is the character of "Johnny" himself: he's played by Charles Pachter, who grew up to be a renowned Canadian painter, sculptor, designer and historian/lecturer whose works have garnered him an Order of Canada. His web site is cpachter . com . One of his most famous works is Noblesse Oblige, 1972, which depicts Queen Elizabeth riding a Canadian moose. ;) Pachter recently mentioned his role in this film during an interview on CBC radio, which adds a nice bit of closure after several years of seeing this picture via MST3K. As others have mentioned, the film itself is a rather bland--and thus typically Canadian--walk/run-through of Toronto's famed Canadian National Exhibition, where celebrities of the day proceed to excite and bore little Johnny in equal measure while he's separated from his parents (Pachter's real parents played his on screen parents).

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