Mr. Ken Hall announces that he will begin producing the new Cinesound film, "The Broken Melody," at the Waverley studios with- in the next two weeks. Mr. Lloyd Hughes, who played a leading part in the recently completed "Lovers and Luggers," will once again head the cast.
Mr. Frank Harvey wrote the story of "Broken Melody." The scenes to be photo- graphed in and about Sydney include views of the Head of the River race on the Nepean River. There will also be some London back- grounds.
The principal character in the film is a university graduate, who becomes a famous musician. Mr. Alfred Hill is composing the score for an important operatic episode. This will be the first time that opera has entered into an Australian ptoductlon.
The leading woman has not yet been selec- ted. Miss Shirley Ann Richards will not ap
pear In "The Broken Melody." Mr Hall says that she will take a holiday, in order to recover from the strain of acting in three films
The directors of Clnesound Productions have made £100,000 available to Mr. Hall for a series of five films, of which "The Broken Melody" will be the first. The studio will follow a policy of continuous activity, with a gap of only two or three weeks be-
tween each film.
Cinesound's "Tall Timbers," which will ap pent at the Lyceum Thcatie In a week or two, has had an cxtiemclv successful season in Brisbane Not for four years has any picture, local or lmpoited, drawn suth large audiences. _