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Canadian Distribution Companies
(Circa 1950s and 1960s)

The following is a list of Canadian film distributors compiled from Film and TV Weekly ... Year Book Canadian Entertainment Industry and other miscellaneous yearbooks, directories, and publications.


A

Allied Artists Pictures of Canada, Ltd. (Toronto, Ontario)
"A division of International Film Distributors Ltd., which distributes the product of Allied Artists Productions, Inc., .... Hollywood , CA " ("Canadian Film Distributors," 1958/59, 77)
President: N. A. Taylor ("Canadian Film Distributors," 1958/59, 77)

All Nations Film Co. Ltd. (Toronto, Ontario)
("Canadian Film Distributors," 1958/59, 77)

Artkino Pictures (Canada ) Ltd. (Toronto, Ontario)
"Imports European-made films" ("Canadian Film Distributors," 1958/59, 77)

Astral Films Ltd. (Toronto, Ontario)
("Canadian Film Distributors," 1958/59, 77)

Atlas Film Distributors (Montreal, Quebec)
"Distributors of imported French-language motion pictures in 35 and 16mm" ("Canadian Film Distributors," 1958/59, 77.)

B

 

C

Columbia Pictures of Canada Ltd. (Toronto, Ontario)
Handles product of Columbia Pictures Corp. ("Canadian Film Distributors," 1958/59, 77.)

D

Dola Films Ltd. (Toronto, Ontario)
("Canadian Film Distributors," 1959/60, 77.)

E

Empire-Universal Films Ltd. (Toronto, Ontario)
"Canadian-owned and operated." ("Canadian Film Distributors," 1958/59, 77.)
"Handles product of Walt Disney Productions, Universal-International Films, Inc., Republic Pictures Corp. and RKO-Radio Pictures Inc." ("Canadian Film Distributors," 1958/59, 77.)
President: Paul L. Nathanson ("Canadian Film Distributors," 1958/59, 77.)

F

France Film Co. (Montreal, Quebec)
"Canadian owned and operated" ("Canadian Film Distributors," 1958/59, 77.)
"Distributes films made in France " ("Canadian Film Distributors," 1958/59, 77.)

G

Globe Film Distributors (Orangeville, Ontario )
("Canadian Film Distributors," 1958/59, 77.)

Granada International Films Ltd. ( Toronto, Ontario)
"Imports foreign films" ("Canadian Film Distributors," 1958/59, 77.)

I

International Film Distributors Ltd. (Toronto, Ontario)
"Canadian owned and operated" ("Canadian Film Distributors," 1958/59, 77.)
"Distributes product of Associated British Pathe, Ltd., London, England; Lion International Films, London, England; Italian Films Export (USA), New York; Allied Artists Picture Corporation, Hollywood, CA" ("Canadian Film Distributors," 1958/59, 77.)
President: N. A. Taylor ("Canadian Film Distributors," 1958/59, 77.)

Italiafilms (Canada) Ltd. (Toronto, Ontario)
("Canadian Film Distributors," 1958/59, 77.)

M

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures of Canada Ltd. (Toronto, Ontario)
"Division of MGM of USA, of which John B. Byrne is general manager of sales-distribution and a subsidiary of Loew's Inc., New York " ("Canadian Film Distributors," 1958/59, 77.)

P

Paramount Film Service Ltd. (Toronto, Ontario)
Division of Paramount Film Distributing Corp., of which George Weltner is president, a subsidiary of Paramount Pictures Corp., New York." ("Canadian Film Distributors," 1958/59, 77.)

Peerless Films Ltd. (Toronto, Ontario)
("Canadian Film Distributors," 1958/59, 77.)

R

Rank Film Distributors of Canada Ltd. (Toronto, Ontario)
("Canadian Film Distributors," 1958/59, 77.)

Rex Film Inc. (Quebec)
("Canadian Film Distributors," 1958/59, 77.)

T

Twentieth Century-Fox Corp. Ltd. (Toronto, Ontario)
"Canadian division of Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp., NY" ("Canadian Film Distributors," 1958/59, 77.)

U

United Artists Corp. Ltd. (Toronto, Ontario)
"Division of United Artists Corp., New York" ("Canadian Film Distributors," 1958/59, 77.)

V

Vita Film Ltd. (Montreal, Quebec)
"Distributors of foreign films" ("Canadian Film Distributors," 1958/59, 77.)

W

Warner Bros. Pictures Distributing Co. Ltd. (Toronto, Ontario)
"Division of Warner Bros. Pictures Inc., Burbank, California of which Ben Kalmenson is executive vice president" ("Canadian Film Distributors," 1958/59, 77.)

Willand Film Reg'd. (Montreal, Quebec)
("Canadian Film Distributors," 1959/60, 77.)


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