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Whistling Smith ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB523256
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Barrie Howells, Michael Scott, Ian McLaren
Directors:  Michael Scott, Marrin Canell
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Architecture, Canadian Social Studies, Criminal Justice & Law, Documentary, Health and Medicine, Social Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1975
Running Time:  27m 20s

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Sergeant Bernie 'Whistling' Smith pounds the beat on Vancouver's east side--the hang-out of petty criminals, down-and-outs, and a variety of unsavory characters. His policing is unorthodox. To many a drug user, petty thief, or young woman drawn into prostitution, he is more than the iron hand of the law, he is also counsellor and friend. Here is a revealing insight into one side of big-city life and a tough cop with a big heart.

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