1999, 1936, English, Video edition: Australian cinema [videorecording] : the 1930s.

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Physical Description
  • 2 videocassettes (VHS) (201 min.) : sd., b&​w ; 1/​2 in.
Published
  • [1999?]
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • Australian cinema : the 1930s.
Also Titled
  • 1930s
  • Talkies.
  • Rangle River.
Other Creators
  • Grey, Zane, 1872-1939.
  • Jory, Victor, 1902-1982.
  • Badger, Clarence G., 1880-1964.
  • Coote, Robert, 1909-1982,.
  • Dare, Margaret.
  • Columbia Pictures Corporation
  • National Film and Sound Archive (Australia)
  • National Studios.
Published
  • [1999?]
Medium
  • [videorecording]
Physical Description
  • 2 videocassettes (VHS) (201 min.) : sd., b&​w ; 1/​2 in.
Subjects
Target Audience
  • General
Summary
  • The Talkies: This compilation is produced by the National Film and Sound Archive. It attempts to recreate a typical cinema session of the 1930s. The programme opens with a selection of Cinesound Reviews. It continues with two movies trailers and an animated film 'Bimbo's Auto', directed by Eric Porter. The main fare includes 'The Phantom Creeps' (1939) directed by Ford I. Beebe, starring Bela Lugosi and 'Clara Gibbings'(1934), an Australian comedy directed by Frank Thring Snr., with Dorothy Brunton starring as a London barmaid, who discovers she is the daughter of an English Lord and in love with his nephew.
  • Rangle River: The story was written by American western writer Zane Grey during a fishing trip to Australia, and was adapted by Elsa and Charles Chauvel. The plot of 'Rangle River' is consistent with the narrative conventions of the Hollywood series western of the 1930s, with a passing nod to the emerging singing cowboys such as Gene Autry. Dan Hastings, with daughter Marion and foreman Dick Drake, tries to save the family ranch from the machinations of villainous neighbour Donald Lawton. With the plot strictly formulaic, and the romance between Drake and Marion totally predictable, this is a slick film with an effective use of close-ups and dramatic compositions. Similarly, the action sequences are expertly done. Much of the credit for the quality of the production must go to veteran American director Clarence Badger who was imported from Hollywood for the film, and 'Rangle River' was well received by Australian critics and audiences.
Contents
  • The talkies (123 min.)
  • Rangle River (1936, 78 min.)
Credits
  • Rangle River: director, Clarence Badger ; writer, Zane Grey ; photography, Errol Hinds ; music, Alfred J. Lawrence.
Performer
  • Rangle River: Victor Jory, Margaret Dare, Robert Coote, Cecil Perry.
Notes
  • First released as a motion picture: Rangle River. [Australia] : Columbia Pictures/​National Studios, 1936.
Language
  • English
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