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The Devil's Toy

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It was frowned upon by the constabulary and disapproving adults, but the skateboard gave the youngsters who mastered its technique a thrilling sensation of speed unexcelled by any other pavement sport. Filmed in 1966 on Montréal streets before the elongated roller skate was banned, this film captures the exuberance of boys and girls having the time of their lives in free-wheeling downhill locomotion.

1969, 15 min 03 s

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Gold Plaque - Category: Films for Youth 14 and 15 Years Old
International Festival of Films for Children and Young Adults
October 31 to November 11 1968, Tehran - Iran

Special Mention - Category: Short Films
Festival of Canadian Films - Montreal International Film Festival
August 4 to 18 1967, Montréal - Canada