The 500-foot scenic Touring the Canary Islands was originally released on the same reel as the Gaumont chase comedy Mephisto at a Masquerade. According to the Variety review, the on-location photography at the Canaries was indistinct at first, but improved immensely as the film progressed. Of special interest were the scenes taken of the native villages, with the locals expressing not a bit of self-consciousness at being photographed. Incidentally, the word canary did not derive from the birds on the island, but from its dog population (as in the Latin Canus). Curiously, this bit of trivia was not dwelt upon in the film.
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