The Case of Charlie Gordon

193916 minFilm: Documentary

Direction: Stuart Legg

Production: Frank Badgley

Produced during the organizational transition between the Canadian Government Motion Picture Bureau and the NFB.

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The case history of a young man in a Canadian community who might be any young man anywhere. Charlie Gordon is one of the many who never had a job. A local committee was determined to stir up interest, to give Charlie and his contemporaries a chance. Through their efforts and the work of the federal government, these lads were trained and given useful work to do. With this, their former attitude of inert hopelessness quickly changed to one of eager interest.

Subject categories

  • Work and Labour Relations > Employment Agencies, Programs and ServicesUnemployment and Job Hunting
  • Economics > Work Issues


Stuart Legg
Frank Badgley
John M. Alexander
Ernest Wilson
George Thurling
Jack Ryan