Arrival of the Governor General, Lord Minto, at Quebec (film #17 on Edison Film Archive). [Category: Early Film & TV]

Quebec here looks like the North Pole or something. A bunch of people arrive on a boat on the shore of a lake, or perhaps a very wide river. Snow is piled up everywhere. A bunch of people get out of the boat and pull it up on to the shore. Then they just keep pulling and pulling, and you see some other people, which must be the governor and his entourage still sitting in the boat. After awhile, it seems like they are unaware that the boat is no longer on the water and they expect to be pulled overland in the boat. An oddity. A 1902 Edison film.

Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ***. Weirdness: ****. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ****.

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