The Drag (1966)

15 Dec
Director  Carlos Marchiori (director, designer, animator)
Producer  Canada Dept. of National Health and Welfare, Ottawa. Made and relased by National Film Board of Canada.
Contributors  Producers, Wolf Koenig, Robert Verrall; commentary Guy Glover; research, Stanley Jackson; music, Don Douglas; cameraman, Murray Fallen
Length  10 min
B&W/Color  b&w
UO Library Catalog description:  An animated cartoon about a young man who becomes a chain smoker. Explains to young people the psychology of the smoking habit.
Call # FILM Ma156
Genre  instructional
Rare  yes
Online  no
Copyright status  protected
Physical condition  fair
Oregon-related  no


As with most NFBC films, the DVD rights are still active. Won several awards and was Oscar-nominated. The Italian-born Marchiori (credited as “Carlos” but actually spells his name “Carlo”) is credited with a couple more Canadian shorts, but is now a muralist based in the Napa Valley.

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