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It might not be possible, to start shooting the techni-l color film 'Kangaroo' in the Iiower Flinders Ranees as
early as uctODer it- — ine ori ginally planned date — Mr. Robert Snody, associate produ :er and production manager for 20th Century-Fox Film Cor poration, admitted while chang ing aircraft at Parafleld yester day on a flying visit from Syd ney to Port Augusta. 'I have come to see what pro gress is being made, and to have a look at any problems that have arisen.' he said. 'Although the local people have been very co-operative, we have to realise that shortages of materials are real here. These do not exisfin the US.' One problem the production unit faces in SA is to make a rainstorm. The Engineering and Water Supply Department has pro mised to supply a booster pump
a produce the necessary force of water, but a wind-making machine is required. Search is being made through out South Australia for a radial aircraf t engine of 350 to 400 h.p. Mr. Snody was accompanied to Port Augusta by the first assistant director (Mr. Saul Wurtzel), art director (Mr. Mark Lee Kirk) and Fox Movie tone editor (Mr. Colin Hall). Also in the party from Ade laide to Port Augusta was a 'very special type of painter'-r- an American film technician named Lawless. He is able to paint the newest building so that it looks as many centuries, or tens of years old as .necessary. Mr. Snody expects that the director (Mr. Lewis Milestone) and the screen play writer (Mr. Harry Kleiner), now in Sydney revising the original script to suit local conditions, will visit the Lower Flinders Ranges soon — possibly in about a fortnight.