Ken Leishman: The Flying Bandit| 38mins
Director: Norma Bailey | Producer: Jamie Brown, Lynne Skromeda
Focus Years: 2004 | Country: Canada
"Ken Leishman: The Flying Banditâ€ tells the remarkable life story of Ken Leishman, a bank robber, prison escape artist, and in the end, a genuine folk hero. Leishman masterminded several stylish bank robberies during the 1950s and 1960s as well as the biggest gold heist in Canadian history, by using a plane as a getaway vehicle. He also pulled off one of the biggest jailbreaks the nation had ever seen. Through interviews with Leishman and his family and friends, we take an intimate look at one of Canadaâ€™s most creative career criminals, and their break from a life of crime; the films features who this legendary character really was.