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Donald Brittain (1928–1989)

Donald Brittain was born on June 10, 1928 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He was a writer and director, known for Canada's Sweetheart: The Saga of Hal C. Banks (1985), Fields of Sacrifice (1964) and Memorandum (1967). He died on July 21, 1989 in Montréal, Québec, Canada. See full bio »

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 1988 The King Chronicle (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... (writer)
 1986 Long Lance (narration writer)
 1986 Mobility (Documentary short)
 1986 Tommy Douglas: Keeper of the Flame (Documentary) (written by)
 1985 First Stop, China (Documentary)
 1984 Overtime (Documentary) (written by)
 1984 The Children's Crusade (Documentary)
 1983 Something to Celebrate (Documentary) (writer)
 1980 The Lost Pharaoh: The Search for Akhenaten (Documentary) (commentary)
 1979 Bamboo, Lions and Dragons (Documentary short) (writer)
 1979 Bow and Arrow (Documentary short) (writer)
 1979 Canada Vignettes: Wop May (Short) (writer)
 1979 Paperland: The Bureaucrat Observed (Documentary) (writer)
 1978 Small Is Beautiful: Impressions of Fritz Schumacher (Short documentary) (writer)
 1977 Henry Ford's America (Documentary) (written by)
 1975 Arctic IV (Documentary) (written by)
 1975 Scoggie (Documentary short)
 1975 Whistling Smith (Documentary short) (commentary)
 1974 The Players (Documentary)
 1974 King of the Hill (Documentary) (written by)
 1973 Catskinner Keen (Documentary short) (writer)
 1973 Cavendish Country (Documentary short) (writer)
 1973 Grierson (Documentary) (commentary)
 1973 Starblanket (Documentary short) (written by)
 1971 Tiki Tiki
 1970 Tiger Child (Short)
 1968 Juggernaut (Short documentary) (narrative)
 1967 What on Earth! (Short) (commentary)
 1967 Memorandum (Documentary)
 1967 We Are Young (Short)
 1966 Helicopter Canada (Documentary) (commentary)
 1966 Take It from the Top (Documentary short)
 1965 Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Leonard Cohen (Documentary) (written by)
 1965 Stravinsky (Documentary)
 1965 Two Men of Montreal (Documentary)
 1965 Buster Keaton Rides Again (Documentary) (commentary)
 1964 Bethune (Documentary) (commentary written by) / (written by)
 1964 Fields of Sacrifice (Short documentary)
 1964 Return Reservation (Documentary short)
 1964 The Changing City (Short documentary)
 1962 Blitzkrieg (Documentary short)
 1962 Cinderella on the Left (Documentary)
 1962 Crisis on the Hill (Documentary)
 1962 Days of Infamy (Short documentary)
 1962 Dusk (Short documentary)
 1962 Ebbtide (Short documentary)
 1962 New Directions (Documentary)
 1962 Road to Ortona (Documentary short)
 1962 The Clouded Dawn (Documentary)
 1962 The Norman Summer (Documentary)
 1962 Turn of the Tide (Short documentary)
 1962 V Was for Victory (Documentary)
 1962 Willie Catches On (Short)
 1962 Year of Siege (Documentary short)
 1961 Building in the North (Short documentary)
 1961 Everybody's Prejudiced (Documentary short)
 1959 A Day in the Night of Jonathan Mole (Short) (written by)
 1958 Canadian Infantrymen (Short) (writer)
 1958 Fire Detectives (Documentary short) (writer)
 1958 Setting Fires for Science (Documentary short) (writer)
 1958 Sight Unseen (Short) (writer)
 1958 Stay Alive in the Summer Arctic (Short) (writer)
 1958 Stay Alive in the Summer Bush (Short) (writer)
 1958 Stay Alive in the Winter Arctic (Short) (writer)
 1958 Stay Alive in the Winter Bush (Short) (writer)
 1958 Winter Construction? It Can Be Done (Documentary short) (writer)
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