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Boyde Beck: February 2013 Archives

Boyde Beck - Islander Hits Hollywood

Boyde Beck Movies MS1.jpgHistorian Boyde Beck takes us to the movies - yes an Islander hits Hollywood big-time. Bruce Carruthers, former Mountie, native of Bedeque, was in 20 movies between 1938 and 1954. You need to be quick on the pause button to catch him in some of his roles, but he managed to make a living as an actor and advisor through the 1940s.

Heart of the North (1938) was his first movie. He played Constable Pedneult.
They Were Expendable (1945) -- "Man in Admiral's office"
Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) -- "Patron"
The Great Gatsby (1949) -- Servant
Red, Hot and Blue (1949) -- Newsman"
City Across the River (1949) -- "Policeman"
Carrie (1952) -- "Waiter"
Rose Marie (1954) -- "Sergeant"

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Boyde Beck - House of Assembly

BoydeBeckMS2013.jpgIslanders take a certain amount of pride in having among the highest voter turnouts for elections - especially provincial ones. We love our politics. And Province House is a focal point not only for debate over issues and legislation - but a gathering place for protests and celebrations. Today our historian Boyde Beck takes us back to the time when the whole process of having a house of assembly was in its infancy.

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