The Canadian
Saturday, Jul 14, 2012 2:30 PM
Castro Theatre



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