Selkirk of Red River

Selkirk of Red River

                                Selkirk of Red River
| 28 min

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This film tells the story of the Red River settlement, now the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba. The pioneer venture of Thomas Douglas, Earl of Selkirk, to establish a colony brought opposition from the North West Company, the Hudson's Bay Company’s powerful rival. A fine cast of actors portrays the ensuing dispute.

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  • director
    Richard Gilbert
  • producer
    Richard Gilbert
  • executive producer
    Guy Glover
  • camera
    Denis Gillson
  • sound
    Leo O'Donnell
    George Croll
  • editing
    Dennis Sawyer
  • sound editing
    Marguerite Payette
  • cast
    Marigold Charlesworth
    Robert Eddison
    Gary Files
    John Horton
    Charles Palmer
    Jean Scheler
    Michael Sarrazin


    interesting film. but from what i know of the battle of seven oaks the nwc had no involvement in the battle and did not condone it what soever. the hbc was much more corupt than was portrade. with the crown behind it.

    MACGILLIVRAY, 13 Oct 2011