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"Long John" sets record

, Sydney, Sunday

"piLMING of Australia's first Cinemascope color

feature film, "Long- John Silver," has been completed in a record shooting time of 63 work -! ing aaySt ,

Mr. Joseph Kaufman, producer, and Mr. Byron Haskin, director, give full credit to Australian technicians for a world class' job.

Both executives arc ex- cited about the film, which will be released simultane- ously in London, New York and Sydney, in December.

Work has begun on the first of the 26 television shorts to be made this year at Pagewood on the Long John Silver theme.

The company expects lo make more than one a week and more probably will follow the initial 26.

Four full-scale features are scheduled for production next year and at present script writers are working on (he book "Come Away Pearler," by Australian Colin Simpson.

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