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The Ticket of Leave Man** (Gaston Mervale, 1911) Australian Life Biograph Company; Louise Carbasse; 4100 ft., 46 min.
The last production of the Australian Life Biograph Company is today as obscure as most of the company's earlier work. The story was briefly outlined in advertisements as 'the reformation of a man after he has served a term in prison, and the success that attends his efforts to do right' (Sydney Morning Herald, 5 May 1913). Although it was made before May 1912 (when the company closed down), no screenings are recorded until 7 November 1912, when it opened at King's Picture Theatre, Perth. Pike & Cooper: 35.
Pike, Andrew & Ross Cooper 1998, Australian Film 1900-1977: A Guide to Feature Film Production, OUP, Melbourne: 35.
Reade, Eric 1975, The Australian Screen: A Pictorial History of Australian Film-making, Lansdowne Press, Melbourne: 61.
Shirley, Graham & Brian Adams 1989, Australian Cinema: The First Eighty Years, revised edition, Currency, Melbourne: 41.
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