East Side vs. West Side, ca. 1928
This was a locally produced promotional film shown in movie theatres made by Skreenadz Limited.
Two gangs of boys square off for a rumble, which is settled in a three-round boxing match between two boys who represent the warring factions. The winner is Johnnie, of the “East Side”, who receives his prize – a pair of gloves, suspenders and a mackinaw – from John Watson of John Watson Limited. The latter was a glove manufacturing firm started in 1918 in Vancouver, B.C. This film seems to have been made as a promotional shor t for the company, and is attributed to the local firm Motion Skreenadz Limited, which produced theatrical advertising trailers.
Source: Royal BC Museum #AAAA1600.