Do Not Fold, Staple, Spindle or Mutilate

Do Not Fold, Staple, Spindle or Mutilate is a Canadian short drama film, directed by John Howe and released in 1967.[1] Written by American playwright and screenwriter Millard Lampell, the film stars Ed Begley as an established trade union leader fighting an attempt by the union membership to push him out in favour of a new, younger leader with a more modern approach.

Do Not Fold, Staple, Spindle or Mutilate
Directed byJohn Howe
Written byMillard Lampell
StarringEd Begley
CinematographyEugene Boyko
Edited byJohn Howe
Dennis Sawyer
Music byDave Brubeck
Release date
Running time
50 minutes

The film's cast also includes Harvey Fisher, Bruno Gerussi, Cec Linder, Sean Sullivan and Al Waxman.

The film won the Canadian Film Award for Best Film Over 30 Minutes at the 20th Canadian Film Awards in 1968.[2]


  1. ^ Gary Evans, In the National Interest: A Chronicle of the National Film Board of Canada from 1949 to 1989. University of Toronto Press, 1991. ISBN 9780802068330. p. 153.
  2. ^ Maria Topalovich, And the Genie Goes To...: Celebrating 50 Years of the Canadian Film Awards. Stoddart Publishing, 2000. ISBN 0-7737-3238-1. pp. 81-83.

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