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Nobody Waved Good-bye

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80 minutes – Drama
Festival release: August 13, 1964 (Montreal World Film Festival)
Release date: November, 1964
US release date: April 21, 1965 (New York)
Subtitled release: July 23, 1965 as Départ sans adieux
Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Peter (Kastner), an eighteen-year-old who lives with his parents and sister in a middle-class Toronto suburban wasteland in the early 1960s, is a rebel without a cause or a clue. He argues with his parents, skips school, makes his girlfriend pregnant (she leaves him), and is exploited by a hostile adult world when he leaves home. He finally runs away with stolen money and a stolen car. The film’s mundane storyline is overcome by beautiful performances and the purity of its intentions. Originally slated as a half-hour docudrama on juvenile delinquency for the Unit B of the NFB, the feature film was shot in three weeks in Toronto and went on to win critical acclaim in New York, and subsequently in Canada, and remains a seminal – if flawed – film in the development of early English-Canadian cinema.

The poster for Nobody Waved Good-bye was scanned from an original in the Northernstars Collection.



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Crew:
Producer: Roman Kroiter
Don Owen
Executive Producer:

Tom Daly

Director:

Don Owen

Screenwriter:

Don Owen

Cinematographer:

John Spotton

Editor:

Donald Ginsberg
John Spotton

Composer:

Eldon Rathburn

Cast:Roles:

Peter Kastner
Julie Biggs
Claude Rae
Toby Tarnow
Charmion King
John Vernon
John Sullivan
Ron Taylor
Bob Hill
Jack Beer
Lynne Gorman
Ivor Barry
Sharon Bonin
Norman Ettlinger

Peter
Julie
Father
Sister
Mother
Lot Supervisor
Probation Officer
Boy Friend
Patrolman (as Robert Hill)
Sergeant
Julie`s Mother
Interviewer
Waitress
Landlord