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The Purse

Directed by Patricia Watson
Canada, 1966 (fiction, 12 minutes, black and white, English)
The Purse
Photo © National Film Board of Canada

Film Description:
"A provocative film about conscience, or the lack of it. An elderly woman 'finds' a purse on the bus. She takes it home and discovers it contains some money. The woman who lost the purse collects insurance. The question the film asks is: does any circumstance excuse taking what is not ours? A film for discussion."
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Patricia Watson
Produced by: Guy Glover
Principal Cast: Jackie Burroughs, Christopher Payne, Maude Whitmore
Cinematography: Gilles Gascon, Jean-Claude Labrecque
Film Editing: Kathleen Shannon
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada / Office national du film du Canada
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