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"I Like to See Wheels Turn" ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB524858
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Barry Cowling, Giles Walker, Rex Tasker, Paul Wright
Directors:  Giles Walker
Producing Agencies:  Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Toronto),National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Business Studies, Documentary
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1981
Running Time:  56m 45s


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To anyone outside the Atlantic provinces, K. C. Irving is virtually unknown. Yet he is reputed to be the richest man in Canada, patriarch of a New Brunswick-based industrial empire involving oil, transportation, newspapers, lumber and much more. This one-hour documentary marks the first time a filmmaker has gained access to the legendary Irving, whose business career began in 1924 with the purchase of an oil truck. It is an absorbing look at a man who amassed great wealth as a by-product of his main objective: 'to see wheels turn.'

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