On July 3, 2001, Canada lost one of its most respected novelists. The entire nation both mourned the passing of Mordecai Richler and celebrated his life. Richler wrote numerous best-selling novels, a number of essays, articles and non-fiction books, and was a passionate voice in the debates over Québec’s potential separation from Canada. He also wrote 14 successful screenplays for television and film. The 1957 short, Dearth of a Salesman is a comedy short starring Peter Sellers. Previously thought lost is was discovered in a garbage bin outside Park Lane Films in 1996 and shown to the public for the first time at the Southend Film Festival, on May 1 2014. It was co-written by Lewis Greifer and Mordecai Richler.
The poster for The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz was scanned from an original in the Northernstars Collection.
Features & TV Movies:
Dearth of a Salesman (1957, short)
The Wild and the Willing (1962)
Joshua Then and Now (1985)