Australasian feature films by release date

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1910s Films


1910

Kelly Gang, The (unknown, 1910) aka The Kelly Gang of Outlaws, Bail Up, aka Ned Kelly the Ironclad Bushranger, screened Atheneum Hall, Melbourne, 6 August 1910, then other venues in Sydney and Adelaide (Reade 1975: 275)

Life And Adventures Of John Vane, The Notorious Australian Bushranger, The, (S. A. [Stephen Australia] Fitzgerald, 1910) Spencer's Pictures, prod. Spencer's Pictures, dp Ernest Higgins; Jim Gerald, Lance Vane, Max Clifton; longest title

Moonlite (John Gavin, 1910) aka Captain Moonlite, Southern Cross Motion Pictures, wr. H. A. Forsyth, dp A. J. Moulton; an Aboriginal character, Bunda, an Aboriginal woman, was played by Gavin's wife Agnes in blackface

The Squatter's Daughter (Bert Bailey, 1910) aka The Land of the Wattle, prod. William Anderson, from the play by Bert Bailey & Edmund Duggan, dp Orrie Perry; Olive Wilton, Bert Bailey, Edmund Duggan; 6000 ft

Thunderbolt (John Gavin, 1910) Southern Cross Motion Pictures, prod. H. A. Forsyth, from the novel Three Years with Thunderbolt by Ambrose Pratt, dp A. J. Moulton; John Gavin, as Thunderbolt, "is rescued from a police trap by a half-caste girl ..." (Pike & Cooper 1998: 11), Ruby Butler, H. A. Forsyth; survives in part


1911

More films were made in Australia in 1911 than in any other year. However, only one survives—and that only in part: The Romantic Story Of Margaret Catchpole (Raymond Longford, 1911)

After Sundown (W. J. Lincoln, 1911) Amalgamated Pictures, wr. W. J. Lincoln, dp Orrie Perry; Leslie Woods, Godfrey Cass, Frank Cullinane, John Ennis, Miss Laing-Mason, Nellie Bramley, Ethel Grist; melodrama; 60 min. [not in Pike & Cooper, data from Verhoeven]

All For Gold (Franklyn Barrett [?] 1911) aka Jumping The Claim; dp Franklyn Barrett; Herbert J. Bentley, Hilliard Vox, Lilian Teece, Ronald McLeod, E. Melville, Walter Bastin; goldfields drama; 3000 ft; lost

Assigned Servant, The (John Gavin, 1911) Production Company: Crick and Finlay. Screenplay, Scenario, Script: Agnes Gavin, dp Herbert Finlay. 4000 ft. Cast: John Gavin, Alf Scarlett, Charles Woods, Dore Kurtz, Sid Harrison, Agnes Gavin.

Assigned To His Wife (John Gavin, 1911) John F. Gavin Productions, wr. Agnes Gavin, dp A. J. Moulton; John Gavin, Agnes Gavin, Carr Austin, J. Harris, F. Henderson, Miss Daphne, H. Harding, Wilton Power, H. Benson, A. Delaware (Yacka); In the dramatic highlight of the film, Jack's faithful Aboriginal friend, Yacka, contrives to rescue him with a 'Dive for Life' in which the Aboriginal boy dives 250 feet over a precipice into a river; evidence is eventually found that exonerates Jack and condemns Danvers, and at last Jack is free to return to England with Bess and Yacka. Pike & Cooper: 27

Attack On The Gold Escort (1911)

Bells, The (W. J. Lincoln, 1911) Amalgamated Pictures, wr. W. J. Lincoln from the adaptation by Leopold Lewis of the play Le Juif Polonais by Erckmann-Chatrian, dp Orrie Perry

Ben Hall And His Gang (John Gavin, 1911) Crick and Finlay, wr. Agnes Gavin, dp Herbert Finlay, 3000 ft; John Gavin (Ben Hall)

Bushranger's Ransom, A, or A Ride For Life (E. J. Cole, 1911) Ben Hall story

Called Back (W. J. Lincoln, 1911) Amalgamated Pictures, wr. W. J. Lincoln from the novel by Hugh Conway set at the time of Garibaldi, dp Orrie Perry; Arthur Styan; 4000 ft

Caloola (Alfred Rolfe, 1911) aka The Adventures Of A Jackeroo; Australian Photo-Play Company; settler daughter captured by Aboriginals

Captain Midnight, The Bush King (Alfred Rolfe, 1911) aka The Bushranger's Bride, Spencer's Pictures, dp Ernest Higgins; Alfred Rolfe [Alfred Roker] (Edgar Dalmore/Captain Midnight), Lily Dampier [Rolfe's wife] (Elsa), Raymond Longford

Captain Starlight, or Gentleman Of The Road (Alfred Rolfe, 1911) Spencer's Pictures, from the play by Alfred Dampier, based on the novel Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood, dp Ernest Higgins; Alfred Rolfe, Lily Dampier [Rolfe's wife], Raymond Longford, Stanley Walpole, Augustus Neville; opened Spencer's Lyceum Sydney 16 March 1911 and ran for a profitable extended season; over 3000 ft

Christian, The (Franklyn Barrett [?] 1911) dp Franklyn Barrett; Roy Redgrave [father of Sir Michael], Eugenie Duggan, Rutland Beckett, Bert Bailey; 2500 ft, 28 min.

Colleen Bawn, The (Gaston Mervale, 1911) Australian Life Biograph Company, from the play by Dion Boucicault; Louise Carbasse [Louise Lovely], James Martin

Cup Winner, The (Alfred Rolfe, 1911) Australian Photo-Play Company; Melbourne Cup drama which included footage of the actual 1911 Cup race

Dan Morgan: Notorious Australian Outlaw (Spencer's Pictures, 1911) "Aborigines associated with a bushranger" Malone : 3; Pike & Cooper: 29

Double Event, The (W. J. Lincoln, 1911) Amalgamated Pictures, wr. W. J. Lincoln from the novel by Nat Gould, dp Orrie Perry; horse-racing milieu

Driving A Girl To Destruction (George Marlow, 1911)

Drover's Sweetheart, The (John Gavin, 1911) John F. Gavin Productions, wr. Agnes Gavin, dp A. J. Moulton; John Gavin; may not have been screened; 33 min.

Fatal Wedding, The (Raymond Longford, 1911) Spencer's Pictures, screenplay, scenario, script Raymond Longford, dp Arthur Higgins; Raymond Longford (Howard Wilson), Lottie Lyell (Mabel Wilson), Walter Vincent (Robert Curtis), Tom Cosgrove (Toto), Harry Saville (Peter Schwartz), George Ellis (Constable O'Reilly), Mr Henderson (Reverend Dr Lanceford), Miss Clare (Cora Williams), Helen Fergus (Bridget), Elsie Rennie (Jessie), Master Anson (Frankie), Jack Goodall; first film to bring together Longford, Lyell and Higgins; 3500 ft

Five Of Hearts, The aka Buffalo Bill's Love Story, aka A Maiden's Distress (E. J. Cole, 1911) Production Company: Pathe Freres; Cast: E J Cole's Bohemian Dramatic Company; this Western was presented by Empire Pictures at the Town Hall, Perth [WA], on 10 May 1911

Frank Gardiner, The King Of The Road (John Gavin, 1911) Crick and Finlay, wr. Agnes Gavin, dp Herbert Finlay; John Gavin (Frank Gardiner)

Gambler's Gold (George Young, 1911)

Gentleman of the Road (Alfred Rolfe, 1911) aka Captain Starlight; 33 min.

Girl from Outback, The (Australian Life Biograph Company, 1911) drama

Golden West, The (George Young, 1911) prod. Australian Film Syndicate, dp Lacey Percival, 2500 ft. 'A romance of the West Australian [WA] goldfields', featuring 'magnificent scenery' and 'sensational rides', The Golden West was privately screened at the King's Theatre, Sydney, on 27 March 1911

In The Days Of 49 (1911)

In the Nick Of Time (Alfred Rolfe, 1911) Australian Photo-Play Company

It Is Never Too Late (W. J. Lincoln, 1911) prod. J. & N. Tait, wr. W. J. Lincoln from the novel by Charles Reade, It Is Never Too Late To Mend (1856), dp Orrie Perry; Stanley Walpole

Keane Of Kalgoorlie (John Gavin, 1911) Crick and Finlay, wr. Agnes Gavin from play by W. O'Sullivan from novel by Arthur Wright, who wrote: 'The authorities would not allow Randwick course to be used for picture purposes, so a "scenic" picture of the running of a race in WA (the Perth Cup, I think) was joined up in the film ...'; John Gavin, Agnes Gavin, Alf Scarlett

Lady Outlaw, The (Alfred Rolfe, 1911) Australian Photo-Play Company; Charles Villiers

Life Of Rufus Dawes, The (Alfred Rolfe, 1911) aka The Convict Hero, Spencer's Pictures, wr. Alfred Rolfe from the novel For The Term Of His Natural Life by Marcus Clarke, dp Ernest Higgins; Alfred Rolfe, Lily Dampier [Rolfe's wife], Raymond Longford; 4000 ft

Lost Chord, The (W. J. Lincoln, 1911) Amalgamated Pictures, wr. W. J. Lincoln, dp Orrie Perry

Luck Of Roaring Camp, The (W. J. Lincoln, 1911) Amalgamated Pictures, wr. W. J. Lincoln from story by Bret Harte, dp Orrie Perry; The George Marlow Dramatic Company, incl. Ethel Buckley, Robert Inman, John Cosgrove

Mark Of The Lash, The (John Gavin, 1911) Australian Photo-Play Company, wr. Agnes Gavin, dp A. J. Moulton; John Gavin

Mates Of The Murrumbidgee (Alfred Rolfe, 1911) Australian Photo-Play Company; 28 min.

Miner's Curse, The (Alfred Rolfe, 1911) Australian Photo-Play Company

Miner's Daughter, The (1911)

Moora Neya (Alfred Rolfe, 1911) aka The Message of the Spear Australian Photo-Play Company; Ethel Phillips, Stanley Walpole, Charles Villiers

Mystery Of A Hansom Cab, The (W. J. Lincoln, 1911) Amalgamated Pictures, from the novel by Fergus Hume, dp Orrie Perry

One Hundred Years Ago (Gaston Mervale, 1911) Australian Life Biograph Company; wr. P. W. Marony; Louise Carbasse [Louise Lovely] (Judith), Harrie Ireland, A J Patrick, Godfrey Cass, Alf Scarlett, James Martin, Harry Beaumont; 2000ft

Only A Factory Girl (1911)

Romantic Story Of Margaret Catchpole, The (Raymond Longford, 1911) Spencer's Pictures, dp Ernest Higgins; Lottie Lyell, Raymond Longford, Augustus Neville; 3000 ft (?) survives in part

Sentenced For Life (E. J. Cole, 1911)

Squatter And The Clown, The (1911)

Squatter's Son, The (E. J. Cole, 1911) "In a climactic horseback escape, the hero is helped by an obedient 'Black Boy' who destroys a bridge to delay the pursuers" Pike & Cooper 1998: 17; quotations in Malone 1987: 2

Sundowner, The (E. J. Cole, 1911)

Sweet Nell Of Old Drury (Raymond Longford, 1911) Spencer's Pictures, wr. Raymond Longford from the play by Paul Kester; dp Ernest Higgins; Nellie Stewart, Augustus Neville, Charles Lawrence; 4800 ft

Tale Of The Australian Bush, A (Gaston Mervale, 1911) aka Ben Hall, The Notorious Bushranger; Australian Life Biograph Company, wr. P W Marony; A J Patrick (Ben Hall), Godfrey Cass (Melville), Harry Beaumont (Gilbert), James Martin (Keightley), Gilbert Emery (Chief of Police), Harrie Ireland (Mrs Keightley), Isma Owen (Robbie Hall), Louise Carbasse [Louise Lovely] (Mrs Hall); 2500 ft

Three Strings To Her Bow (George Young, 1911)

Ticket In Tatts, A (Gaston Mervale, 1911) Australian Life Biograph Company, wr. P. W. Marony, 2000 ft; A. J. Patrick, Alf Scarlett, Godfrey Cass, James Martin, Louise Carbasse [Louise Lovely], Harrie Ireland, Harry Beaumont

Way Outback (Alfred Rolfe, 1911) Australian Photo-Play Company

What Women Suffer (Alfred Rolfe, 1911) Australian Photo-Play Company


1912

Angel Of His Dreams (George Marlow, 1912) melodrama, sex and scandal

Breaking The News (W. J. Lincoln, 1912) Amalgamated Pictures, wr. W. J. Lincoln, inspired by John Longstaff painting, dp Orrie Perry; Hattie Ireland, Arthur Styan; drama; 39 min.

Bushman's Bride (Spencer's Pictures, 1912)

Call Of The Bush (Charles Wood, 1912) sundowner story

Cheat, The (Alfred Rolfe, 1912 Australian Photo-Play Company; Ethel Phillips, Stanley Walpole, Charles Villiers

Conn, The Shaughraun (Gaston Mervale, 1912)

Coo-ee And The Echo (Alfred Rolfe, 1912) Australian Photo-Play Company; dp A. O. Segerberg; happy ending is only reached when a 'faithful' Aboriginal boy (played by Charles Woods in blackface) arrives in time to rescue the hero

Crime And The Criminal, The (Alfred Rolfe, 1912) Australian Photo-Play Company

Daughter Of Australia, A (Gaston Mervale, 1912) Harry Beaumont (?), Louise Carbasse; romance of the Australian gold diggings

Do Men Love Women? (Alfred Rolfe, 1912 Australian Photo-Play Company

Eleventh Hour, The (West's Pictures, 1912) aka Saved by Telegram; dp Franklyn Barrett; Sydney Stirling, Cyril Mackay, Leonard Willey, Charles Lawrence, Loris Brown; 'the adventures and vicissitudes in the life of a Girl Telegraphist' Pike & Cooper: 34.

Hands Across The Sea (Gaston Mervale, 1912)

King Of The Coiners (Alfred Rolfe, 1912) Australian Photo-Play Company

Life Story Of John Lee, The, or The Man They Could Not Hang (Robert Scott, 1912) wr. prod. Phillip Lytton, dp Herbert Finlay; Mervyn Barrington, Edna Phillips, Robert Scott, Robert Henry, Fred Cope; 4 reels

Love Tyrant, The (Alfred Rolfe, 1912) aka Love, The Tyrant, Australian Photo-Play Company; Charles Villiers

Midnight Wedding, The (Raymond Longford, 1912) Spencer's Pictures, wr. Raymond Longford from the play by Walter Howard, dp Ernest Higgins; Augustus Neville, Lottie Lyell, D. L. Dalziel; 3000 ft

Moira (Alfred Rolfe, 1912) aka The Mystery Of The Bush, Australian Photo-Play Company

Mystery Of The Black Pearl, The (West's Pictures, 1912) aka The Black Pearl Mystery; dp Franklyn Barrett; Sydney Stirling, Cyril Mackay, Leonard Willey

Octoroon, The (George Young, 1912

Percy Gets A Job (William Stratford Percy, 1912)

Rip Van Winkle (W. J. Lincoln, 1912) Amalgamated Pictures, wr. W. J. Lincoln, based on story by Washington Irving, dp Orrie Perry; Arthur Styan

Silent Witness, A (Franklyn Barrett, 1912) Cyril Mackay, Leonard Willey, Sydney Stirling, Loris Brown; detective drama; 2400ft

Sin Of A Woman, The (Alfred Rolfe, 1912) Australian Photo-Play Company

Strangler's Grip, The (West's Pictures, 1912) dp Franklyn Barrett; Sydney Stirling, Cyril Mackay, Leonard Willey

Strike (George Young, 1912)

Ticket Of Leave Man, The (Gaston Mervale, 1912) 46 min. (survives in part)

Tide Of Death, The (Raymond Longford, 1912) Spencer's Pictures, wr. Raymond Longford, dp Tasman Higgins; Augustus Neville, Lottie Lyell, Frank Harcourt; 3000 ft, 33 min.

Whose Was The Hand (Alfred Rolfe, 1912) Australian Photo-Play Company

Won On The Post (Alfred Rolfe, 1912) Australian Photo-Play Company

Wreck Of The Dunbar, The (Gaston Mervale, 1912) aka The Yeoman's Wedding


1913

Australia Calls (Raymond Longford, 1913) Spencer's Pictures, wr. C. A. Jeffries, John Barr; dp Ernest Higgins, Tasman Higgins, Arthur Higgins; racist film warning of the Yellow Peril; 4000 ft, 44 min.

Blue Gum Romance, A (Franklyn Barrett, 1913) Tien Hogue, Tom Middleton, Douglas Lotherington ('Aboriginal chief'); drama among the trees; used local white boys in blackface

Bondage Of The Bush, The (Charles Woods, 1913) bush melodrama; 44 min.

Crisis, The (W. J. Lincoln, 1913) dp Maurice Bertel

Hinemoa (Gaston Melies, 1913) wr. Edmund Mitchell from Maori legend, dp George Scott; Maata Horomona; no footage exists; one reel, 1000ft; NZ

Life Of A Jackeroo, The (Franklyn Barrett, 1913) Tien Hogue, Tom Middleton, Ruth Wainwright; like A Blue Gum Romance, used Gosford locations and another 'corroboree'; another loyal Aboriginal saves the hero's life

Loved by a Maori Chieftess (Gaston Melies, 1913) wr. Edmund Mitchell from his story, dp George Scott; first NZ film, no footage exists, two reels, 2000ft; NZ

Melbourne Mystery, A (director? 1913) John Gavin

Moondyne (W. J. Lincoln, 1913) dp Maurice Bertel

Neath Austral Skies (Raymond Longford, 1913) Lottie Lyell

Opium Runners, The (Gaumont Agency, 1913)

Pommy Arrives In Australia (Raymond Longford, 1913) aka Pommy, The Funny Little New Chum; dp Franklyn Barrett; Longford's first comedy

Remittance Man, The (W. J. Lincoln, 1913) dp Maurice Bertel; reformed thief

Reprieve, The (W. J. Lincoln, 1913) dp Maurice Bertel; 28 min.

Road To Ruin, The (W. J. Lincoln, 1913) dp Maurice Bertel

Sea Dogs of Australia (Martyn Keith, 1913)

Sick Stockrider, The (W. J. Lincoln, 1913) Lincoln-Cass Films, from the poem by Adam Lindsay Gordon, dp Maurice Bertel; George Bryant (the stockrider) Godfrey Cass (his mate) Roy Redgrave, Tom Cannam; 1200 ft; earliest film to survive virtually complete

Transported (W. J. Lincoln, 1913) dp Maurice Bertel

Wreck, The (W. J. Lincoln, 1913) from the poem 'From the Wreck' by Adam Lindsay Gordon


1914

Hinemoa (George Tarr, 1914) wr. George Tarr, based on Maori legend of Hinemoa and Tutanekai, based on the George Gray version, dp Charles Newham; Hera Tawhai, Rua Tawhai, Miro Omahau, Taimai Omahau; no footage exists; also claimed to be the first NZ feature, as the production company was antipodean (Tarr lived in NZ, tho had been born in Australia)

Day, The (Alfred Rolfe, 1914) Fraser Film Release and Photographic Company

Long, Long Way To Tipperary, A (George Dean, 1914) prod. Higgins Brothers, Ernest Higgins

Shepherd Of The Southern Cross, The (Alexander Butler, 1914) Australasian Pictures, prod. Stanley Twist, wr. Nell Shipman, dp Ernest Higgins; Arthur Shirley, Vera Pearce, Roland Conway, Clare Stephenson, Tien Hogue; Charles Cozen Spencer's last film

Silence of Dean Maitland, The (Raymond Longford, 1914)

Swagman's Story, The (Raymond Longford, 1914)


1915

For Australia (Monte Luke, 1915) dp Maurice Bertel

Hero Of The Dardanelles, The (Alfred Rolfe, 1915) Australasian Films, wr. Phllip Gell, Loris Brown, 4000 ft; Guy Hastings, Loma Rossmore, C. Throoby, Ruth Wainwright, Fred Francis; war; two brothers at Gallipoli

How We Beat The Emden (Alfred Rolfe, 1915) aka Fate of the Emden, Australasian Films, dp Charles Cusden

How We Fought The Emden (Alfred Rolfe, 1915) Australasian Films, dp Charles Cusden

Loyal Rebel, The (Alfred Rolfe, 1915) aka Eureka Stockade Australasian Films, wr. Arthur Wright; Reynolds Denniston, Maisie Carte, Charles Villiers; 5 reels

Ma Hogan's New Boarder (Raymond Longford, 1915) Ern Vockler

My Partner (1915) set on Californian goldfields

Rebel, The (J. E. Mathews, 1915)

Sunny South, The (Alfred Rolfe, 1915) aka The Whirlwind Of Fate, Fraser Film Release and Photographic Company

Will They Never Come? (Alfred Rolfe, 1915) Australasian Films, propaganda film which was the basis for The Hero Of The Dardanelles, 2000 ft

Within Our Gates (Frank Harvey, 1915) aka Deeds That Won Gallipoli, J. C. Williamson, wr. W. J. Lincoln, dp Monte Luke; Cyril Mackay, Leslie Victor, Frank Harvey; 6 (?) reels


1916

Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford (Fred Niblo, 1916) wr. W. J. Lincoln from the play by George M. Cohan based on a story by George Randolph Chester, dp Maurice Bertel; Fred Niblo, Henry Carson Clarke, Enid Bennett; 4 reels

If The Huns Came To Melbourne (George Coates, 1916) dp Arthur Higgins

In The Last Stride (Martyn Keith, 1916)

Joan of Arc Of Loos, The (George Willoughby, 1916) dp Franklyn Barrett; Jane King, Jean Robertson, Clive Farnham; shot Tamarama Beach, Sydney; war story

La Revanche (W. J. Lincoln, 1916) based on Nurse Cavell story

Life's Romance Of Adam Lindsay Gordon, The (W. J. Lincoln, 1916)

Maori Maid 's Love, A (Raymond Longford, 1915) prod. Raymond Longford, Lottie Lyell, Vita Film Corp, Zealandia Photo Play Producing Co.; Lottie Lyell, Raymond Longford, Kenneth Carlisle, Rawdon Blandford; no footage exists; 5000 ft, five reels; Aust/NZ; first shown NZ Nov 1915; has a claim to being first NZ feature as first film of 4000ft or more to be made and screened there

Martyrdom Of Nurse Cavell, The (John Gavin, C. Post Mason, 1916) Australian Famous Feature Company, wr. Agnes Gavin, dp Lacey Percival; Vera Pearce, Harrington Reynolds, C. Post Mason, Percy Walshe, John Gavin, Charles Villiers, George Portus, Roland Stavely, James Martin, Robert Floyd, George Farrell, Ethel Bashford, Clare Stephenson, Nellie Power

Murphy Of Anzac (J. E. Mathews, 1916) story of Private (John) Simpson (Kirkpatrick) and his donkey

Mutiny of the Bounty, The (Raymond Longford, 1916) Aust/NZ; wr. Raymond Longford, Lottie Lyell [?], dp Franklyn Barrett, A. O. Segerberg, Charles Newham; George Cross (Captain Bligh), John Storm (George III), D. L. Dalziel (Sir Joseph Banks), Wilton Power (Fletcher Christian); no footage exists; 5000ft

Nurse Cavell (W. J. Lincoln, 1916) aka Edith Cavell

Officer 666 (Fred Niblo, 1916) wr. W. J. Lincoln from the play by Augustin McHugh, adapted by George M. Cohan, dp Maurice Bertel; Fred Niblo, Enid Bennett, Mation Marcus Clarke, Sydney Stirling; 4 reels

Pioneers, The (Franklyn Barrett, 1916) novel Katharine Susannah Prichard; Longford also made this story into a film in 1926

Seven Keys To Baldpate (Monte Luke, 1916)

Test, The (Rawdon Blandford, 1916) NZ

Within The Law (Monte Luke, 1916) J. C. Williamson, wr. W. J. Lincoln from the play by Bayard Veiller, dp Maurice Bertel; Muriel Starr; 4 reels

Woman In The Case, The (George Willoughby, 1916)


1917

Australia's Peril (Franklyn Barrett, 1917) war story; 5 reels

Church And The Woman, The (Raymond Longford, 1917) wr. Raymond Longford, prod. Humbert Pugliese, dp Ernest Higgins

Hayseeds Come to Sydney, The (Beaumont Smith, 1917) aka The Hayseeds Come To Town

Hayseeds' Back-Blocks Show, The (Beaumont Smith, 1917)

Monk And The Woman, The (Franklyn Barrett, 1917) 18C France; caused Catholic controversy; 6000ft, 66 min.

Murder Of Captain Fryatt, The (John Gavin, 1917) Australian Famous Feature Company, wr. Agnes Gavin, dp Franklyn Barrett; Harrington Reynolds, John Gavin, Olive Proctor; based on 1915 events

Our Friends, The Hayseeds (Beaumont Smith, 1917) aka The Hayseeds, Beaumont Smith's Productions, wr. Beaumont Smith, dp Harry Krischock; Roy Redgrave, Walter Cornock, Pearl Hellmrich, Margaret Gordon; comedy; 5000ft

Remorse, A Story Of The Red Plague (J. E. Mathews, 1917) boy contracts syphilis, kills himself


1918

Algie's Romance (Leonard Doogood, 1918) Doogood was an English vaudeville comedian who impersonated Chaplin

Coo-ee From Home, A (Charles Woods, 1918) wr. Charles Woods, Woods' Australian Films, dp Tasman Higgins

Cupid Camouflaged (Alfred Rolfe, 1918) Australasian Films, dp Lacey Percival

Enemy Within, The (Roland Stavely, 1918) dp Franklyn Barrett; Reg L. 'Snowy' Baker (Jack Airlie), John Faulkner (Henry Brasels), Lily Molloy; spy actioner; at 5500 ft (about an hour) this is the earliest feature film to survive complete (Pike & Cooper: 76)

Five Hundred Pounds Reward (Claude Flemming, 1918) prod. Barry Lupino, Claude Flemming, wr. Claude Flemming, dp Lacey Percival; Claude Flemming, Renee Adoree, John Faulkner, Lorna Ambler, David Edelsten

Hayseeds' Melbourne Cup, The (Beaumont Smith, 1918)

His Convict Bride (John Gavin, 1918) aka For the Term of Her Natural Life (initial working title), Australian Famous Feature Company, wr. Agnes Gavin, dp Lacey Percival, titles Syd Nicholls; Ethel Bashford, John Gavin, Charles Villiers, Frank Hawthorne

His Only Chance (Dick Shortland, 1918) J. C. Williamson Ltd, wr. Captain N. C. P. Conant, dp Amalgamated Pictures

Just Peggy (J. A. Lipman, 1918)

Laugh On Dad, The (A. C. Tinsdale, 1918)

Lure Of The Bush, The (Claude Flemming [Franklyn Barrett?] 1918) Snowy Baker Films; wr. Jack North; dp Franklyn Barrett; Reg L. 'Snowy' Baker, Rita Tress, Claude Flemming; 6 reels

Romance Of The Burke And Wills Expedition Of 1860, A (Charles Byers Coates, 1918) Antipodes ../films/Austral Photoplay Company; cinemaphotographers G.L. Gouday, Franklyn Barrett, A. O. Segerberg, Walter Sully; Charles Clarke, George Patterson, Chris Olsen; 6 reels

Satan In Sydney (Beaumont Smith, 1918)

Scars Of Love (Walter S. McColl, 1918) aka Should Children Suffer?

Waybacks, The (Arthur W. Sterry, 1918) Koala Films, prod. Humbert Pugliese, from play by Phillip Lytton based on novels by Henry Fletcher, dp Ernest Higgins, 7000 ft; Vincent White, Gladys Leigh, Lucy Adair; also marketed later as The Waybacks of 1925

What Happened To Jean? (Herbert Walsh, 1918)

Woman Suffers, The (Raymond Longford, 1918) ... While the Man Goes Free; Southern Cross Feature Film Company, wr. Raymond Longford, dp Arthur Higgins; Lottie Lyell, Boyd Irwin, Roland Conway, Connie Martyn

Yachts And Hearts (Charles Byers Coates, 1918) aka The Opium Smugglers


1919

Australia's Own (J. E. Ward, 1919) romance

Barry Butts In (Beaumont Smith, 1919) drama

Desert Gold (Beaumont Smith, 1919) Beaumont Smith's Productions, wr. Beaumont Smith, dp Lacey Percival; stunts; Desert Gold is a horse

Does The Jazz Lead To Destruction? (Fred Ward, 1919) comedy

Face at the Window, The (Charles Villiers, 1919) D. B. O'Connor Feature Films, prod. D. B. O'Connor , wr. Gertrude Lockwood from play by F. Brooke Warren, dp Lacey Percival; D. B. O'Connor, Agnes Dobson, Claude Turton

Sentimental Bloke, The (Raymond Longford, 1919) Arthur Tauchert, Lottie Lyell, Gilbert Emery, CJ Dennis

Struck Oil (Franklyn Barrett, 1919) Australian Art Productions, prod. Humbert Pugliese, from play by Sam Smith and Clay Greene, dp Ernest Higgins; vehicle for Maggie Moore, the ex-wife of J.C. Williamson, despite her age; 7 reels


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