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Ken Leishman: The Flying Bandit

Ken Leishman: The Flying Bandit

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Ken Leishman masterminded several stylish bank robberies during the 1950s and 1960s as well as the biggest gold heist in Canadian history.  He also pulled off one of the biggest jailbreaks the nation had ever seen, leading to an international manhunt.  Through interviews with Leishman and his family and friends we take an intimate look at this creative career criminal and gain unique insight into who this legendary character really was.

(1-hour documentary)

Original broadcaster: History Television


  • Winner: Margaret McWilliams Award — (Manitoba Historical Society) Best Audiovisual Presentation
  • Winner: Yorkton Short Film Festival Golden Sheaf Awards — Special Jury Award