Reconstruction of early colour film about the life of Thomas Talbot

May 27, 2011
Still from the filming of "Talbot of Canada"

Still from the filming of "Talbot of Canada"

London’s first colour feature film was called Talbot of Canada. A life of Col. Thomas Talbot, it was shot on the shores of Lake Erie. Much of the original film, and all of the audio, was lost in a fire, but what remained was painstakingly reconstructed by Chris Doty and a team of voice artists. Doty wrote a charming account of both the film and its reconstruction.

There is a copy of Talbot of Canada available at the London Public Library.

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