PREVIEW

FAME FOR SMALL TOWN

Outlook to star on TV

ALAN PHILLIPS November 8 1958
PREVIEW

FAME FOR SMALL TOWN

Outlook to star on TV

ALAN PHILLIPS November 8 1958

FAME FOR SMALL TOWN

Outlook to star on TV

Ever hear of Outlook, Sask.? Well, make a note of it now; it is a name you're going to see and hear a lot. In addition to being the proposed site of power installations for the South Saskatchewan River dam, Outlook (pop. 4,031) is going to be a “frontier town" in the style of Abilene and Dodge as the locale for a now-building TV series on the RCMP. The CBC has agreed to take the series at $8.000 a show, the BBC at $10,000 and several American companies are nibbling. The eyes of millions arc expected to focus on Outlook.

Film-maker Budge Crawley and helpers looked at photos of scores of western towns before settling on Outlook, and they intend to take some liberties with it in the shooting. Some film will be taken in Outlook, a few miles south of Saskatoon, for scenes of the main street and the RCMP detachment. Some will be taken at more remote St. Louis, Sask., for its surroundings. The period gingerbread homes of Aylmer, near Ottawa, will appear in the film, and addi-

tional shooting will be done in the Gatineau Hills, where Crawley has a sound stage.

Some of the characters in the scripts would be recognizable in any small town: Doc Wright with his nine children, farmer Bill Macintosh, Chinese café owner Wilson Tong and an Indian dog driver. Tommy Aputagan.

Crawley has hired Hollywood writerproducer Barney Girard — he'll get

a share of the profits — to boss the production. Girard has had a long string of successes:

Playhouse 90,

Have Gun Will Travel and Medic.

"Crawley may do for Outlook what De Sica did for Italy,” says Girard, who’ll start shooting in November.

ALAN PHILLIPS