A short silent film about famous conservationist Grey Owl (born Archibald Belaney) and his wife, Anahareo, who had a special talent for interacting with beavers. Note: The beavers in the film may be Grey Owl's pets, Jellyroll and Rawhide.
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Hello France Backhouse. Thank you for your comment. We verified several sources, including the Federation of International Film Archives (FIAF), the British Film Institute (BFI ) and Library and Archives Canada, and they all list the production date as 1928. We believe the book you cite has erroneous information regarding this film.
We will therefore not change the date.
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aohayon, 30 Apr 2020
According to Donald B. Smith's excellent biography of Archibald Belaney -- From the Land of Shadows: The Making of Grey Owl -- this film was made in the summer of 1930, not in 1928. It was shot at Cabano, Quebec, where Archie and Gertrude (aka Grey Owl and Anahareo) were then living. I highly recommend Smith's book about Grey Owl to anyone who wants to learn more about this fascinating and controversial historical figure.
Frances Backhouse, 29 Apr 2020
FOUND IT!!! - Grey Owl's first film appearance - and thats (3rd) wife Anahero (Gertrude Bernard) not (2nd wife) Angele. The second film Beaver Family is at this site as well... The 1936 film "Grey Owl's Strange Guests" is currently at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0ye0KXuF00..... Go to the CBC archives to view excerpt of 1971 documentary with more stunning footage + older Anahero recalling their adventures...... http://archives.cbc.ca/environment/environmental_protection/clips/12551/