In 1930s Saskatchewan, a small town parish has a new young new pastor, Tommy Douglas. However, for all his regular duties, which include boxing lessons, Tommy sees the poverty and injustice around him which seem beyond his power to address with the pulpit. With that in mind, Douglas enters politics with the socialist Canadian Commonwealth Federation and starts a career where his steadfast idealism runs headlong into the powerful opposition of the rich and the powerful. Despite the long odds, Douglas' new calling would soon make him a leader that would transform Canada and have him hailed as the greatest Canadian of all. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (firstname.lastname@example.org)
12 March 2006 (Canada)
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Gigante da Planície: A História de Tommy Douglas
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In the scene where Tommy gives a speech at the 50th Anniversary of the CCF 1500 extras were needed to fill the auditorium, production only got 300 hundred so the scene was done in stages with the actors redoing their lines and the extras being moved to fill different sections As a result the scene took over twice as long to shoot. See more
In Tommy Douglas's first election campaign in the 1930s, he is shown using his famous Mouseland speech. In reality, that speech was first given in 1961. See more
My friends, watch out for the little fellow with an idea.