Silent Film Festival Award presented to
The Telluride Film Festival
Received by Telluride Directors Tom Luddy, Gary Meyer, and Julie Huntsinger
Co-Presented by The Consulate General of Canada, San Francisco
USA, 1926, approximately 88 minutes
Directed by William Beaudine
Cast: Thomas Meighan, Mona Palma, Wyndham Standing, Dale Fuller
Based on a Somerset Maugham play, its story redolent of Sjöström’s later The Wind, The Canadian takes place in the wheat fields of Calgary where recently impoverished Londoner Nora (Mona Palma) emigrates to live on her brother’s farm. Mona’s fine manners don’t fit the rough-hewn frontier life and she quickly makes an enemy of her brother’s wife (Dale Fuller). In desperation she marries homesteader Frank Taylor (Thomas Meighan) and moves to his two-room house. The rest of this beautifully realized film is an intimate study of the relationship that grows out of this rocky beginning.
Accompanied by Stephen Horne on the grand piano.
Introduced by Tom Luddy, Gary Meyer, and Julie Huntsinger