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IN THE WAKE OFfHE BOUNTY.
New Australian 'Production.
Travelogues and' .dramas -have drenched the screen- with the- spray of South Sea beaches until the filmgoer imagines that he knows every anele from which a palm - can
be. photographed. Then an Australian, Mr. Charles Chauvel,. makes 'In the Wake of the Bounty,' and presents the Pacific under a strange and coludy beauty such as has never before been filmed. Mr. Chauvel, however, is more concerned with the sav age languor of the tropics; he masses the brilliance of wild dances and flowers to show the pathetic contrast between the islands which link that famous mutiny Tahiti and Pitcairn, writes the Film Edi tor of the Sydney 'Sun.' Thus tha first part of the. film is a gam urous* reconstruction of history, with young Errol Flynn playing the part of Fletcher Christian, Mayne Lynton that of Bligb, and Victor Gouriet that of the blind fiddler, who tells the tale. The scenes aboard ship are effectively done; then, by filming the journey made down the Pacific by the Chauvels themselves, Pit cairn. comes into view and the title of the picture falls into its proper pace. The latter sequences of the film admir ably bear out the intention of the produc ers (Expeditionary Films, Ltd.) to cfiart the unknown tracts of the world. Pitcairn, of which the serious 'and religious people, appalling surf and precipices, prim houses and vegetable patches are shown in absorb; ing detail, is one of those places which, as the steamer route moves farther out, will be less frequently visited. Drama as well as itravel has been caught by the film? human romances,' swift tragedies, inter ludes as' exciting as any fiction enthrall the audience. ' , : 'In the Wake of. the Bounty' wfll be shown at the Theatre Royal on December 8 with 'Leave It'to Me' (Gene Gerrard).