The Englishman's Boy

The Englishman's Boy

DVD - 2006
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The screen adaption of Guy Vanderhaeghe's award winning novel, The Englishman's boy, is an expressive and unforgettable tale of deceit, manipulation, guilt and voilence set against the dual backdrops of an unforgiving 1873 North American frontier and the allure of 1920's Hollywood. This haunting film recalls a tragic journey that culminates in one of the most brutal historical events in Canadian history-- the Cypress Hills Massacre.--Container.
Publisher: [Toronto] : CBC, [2006]
Edition: Widescreen edition.
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9781552598689
Branch Call Number: ENG
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 180 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

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posie12
Jun 18, 2016

The implied brutality to horses was such a turnoff. I know thousands of horses died on the Klondike Trail and in the old west, but a good cowboy valued his horse and treated it as a respected tool of his livelihood.

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LaurieLR
Jun 15, 2015

This is a gem. Well written and the actors did a good job. I recommend it.

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JohnFDavidson
Nov 13, 2011

A Canadian western from a book by Guy vanderHaegen. I had the read the book which was excellent. The movie benefited from the author and a lot of dedication to make it authentic. An excellent movie from script to acting to directing. Highly recommend.

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gandhi_senn
Feb 12, 2011

Surprised to see something like this from the CBC...

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