Cast & Crew
In 1907, Boer War veteran Dan Greer becomes disillusioned with his job as a clerk and leaves Montreal with his wife, Liza, and their two sons. Traveling west, they stake out a farmstead in Saskatchewan and, with the help of the MacPhersons, their Scottish neighbors, build a home. Their first harvest is destroyed by hail, but the Greers persevere and reap bumper wheat crops. However, the prosperity of the 1920's is followed by years of drought. During the Great Depression, many farmers leave the land. Dan's older son goes to the city, only to find mass unemployment. Threatened with financial ruin and near starvation, Dan dies a broken man. His widow, younger son, and daughter-in-law contemplate deserting the farm, but the drought ends and they remain to start over.
M. Charles Cohen
This was the National Film Board of Canada's first feature.
Filmed on location in 1961 at Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada. Opened in Swift Current in September 1963. French Canadian title: Un autre pays.