The Champagne Safari

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Release Date: October 11, 1996Running Time: 100 mins.
MPAA Rating: None
Genre: Documentary

David Hemblen
Colm Feore
George Ungar
George Ungar

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Charles Bedaux was born in France in 1886 and, after an unsuccessful career as a Montmartre pimp, emigrated to New York in 1905, emerging a decade later as a pioneering architect of industrial labor relations and efficiency processes for such giant U.S. manufacturers as General Electric, Campbell Soup and Goodrich Rubber. In the depths of the Depression, Bedaux embarked on a "Champagne Safari" through the Canadian north to chart the course of what is now the Alaskan Highway. Bedaux set out from Hythe, Alberta, with an entourage that included his wife, his mistress, a maid, 53 cowboys on horseback, seven Citroen half-track vehicles loaded down with cases of champagne, and Hollywood cameraman ... Full Summary >>