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Mr. Charles Chauvel, producer of "Forty Thousand Horsemen," has been commissioned by the Australian Wool Board to begin work on the' screen story of a film with the wool Industry as a background.
It will be part of a long-range plan for publicising the wool industry after
Sir Daudel Kelly, chairman of the board, said in Melbourne yesterday that it was hoped to make the film worthy of its great subject. As a piece of entertainment. VPorty Thou- sand Horsemen" had sold the Austra- lian Light Horse to world audiences. Every Australian film, by Its power of entertainment, should fulfil a similar service for the nation.
Mr. Chauvel said last night that this film would realise his lifelong ambition. He had been born into outback life, and started as a jackeroo at Home Creek, Central Queensland. In those days the station put 120,000 sheep through the shears.
The managing director of Hoyts Theatres. Ltd., Mr. C. E. Munro, said that his company had been associated with Mr. Chauvel in making "Forty Thousand Horsemen," and had exhi- bited it throughout its entire circuit. The film was now running success- fully at the Leicester Square Theatre, London, and the Globe Theatre, New York.
"This success will be more than duplicated in Mr. Chauvel's new pro- duction, and I look forward to exhibit- ing it wherever my company operates a theatre," said Mr. Munro.
Work on the film is expected to take more than a year.