The Englishman's Boy

The Englishman's Boy

DVD - 2006 :
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An unforgettable tale of deceit, manipulation, guilt and violence set against the dual backdrops of an unforgiving 1873 North American frontier and the allure of 1920s Hollywood. The film uncovers the startling violence behind the settling of the West and delves into one of the most brutal events in Canadian history - the Cypress Hills Massacre. It also explores early Hollywood's fixation on stories of cowboys and Indians, popular and highly skewed portrayals that sacrificed truth for romance.
Publisher: [Toronto] : Distributed exclusively in Canada by Morningstar Entertainment Inc. [distributor], [2006] : CBC Learning [distributor]
Edition: Widescreen.
ISBN: 9781552598689
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 180 min.) :,sd., col. with b&w sequences ;,12 cm.

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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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