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Ken G. Hall

Exploits Of The Emden, The (Ken G. Hall, 1928)* First National Pictures, prod. wr. ed. Ken G. Hall, dp Claud C. Carter, asspro Victor Bindley; dramatised history: reconstruction of the battle Sydney vs Emden, which the latter lost, 9 November 1914

On Our Selection (Ken G. Hall, 1932)* aka Down on the Farm; Cinesound Productions, prod. Bert Bailey, wr. Bert Bailey, Ken G. Hall from works of Steele Rudd, dp Walter Sully, sound Arthur Smith, Clive Cross, technical support Bert Cross; Bert Bailey, Fred MacDonald, Alfreda Bevan

The Squatter's Daughter (Ken G. Hall, 1933)* prod. Ken G. Hall, Cinesound Productions, wrs Gayne Dexter, E. V. Timms, play by 'Albert Edmunds' (Bert Bailey & Edmund Duggan), photography Frank Hurley, George Malcolm; Owen Ainley, W. Lane Bayliff, Dorothy Dunkley, Jocelyn Howarth, George Lloyd, Grant Lyndsay, Fred Macdonald, Claude Turton, Katie Towers, Les Warton, John Warwick; 35 mm, 104 min. Romeo and Juliet story

The Silence of Dean Maitland (Ken G. Hall, 1934)* Cinesound Productions, prod. Ken G. Hall, wr. Gayne Dexter, Edmund Barclay from play by Maxwell Gray, dp Frank Hurley; John Longden (Dean Maitland), Charlotte Francis (Alma Lee), Jocelyn Howarth, Bill Kerr (Cyril Maitland Jnr); clergyman murders the father of his pregnant lover and then allows his best friend to be convicted for the crime; 97 min.

Strike Me Lucky (Ken G. Hall, 1934)* dp Frank Hurley, George Heath; vehicle for Roy Rene (Harry Van der Sluice aka Henry van der Sluys) as Mo McMackie; Roy Rene's father was a Dutch Jew and and his mother Anglo-Jewish

Grandad Rudd (Ken G. Hall, 1935) aka Ruling the Roost

Thoroughbred (Ken G. Hall, 1936)* prod. Ken G. Hall, Cinesound Productions, wr. Edmond Seward, dp George Heath, sound Clive Cross; Helen Twelvetrees, Frank Leighton, John Longden, Nellie Barnes; 89 min.

Orphan of the Wilderness (Ken G. Hall, 1936)* aka Wild Innocence; prod. Ken G. Hall, Cinesound Productions, wr. Edmond Seward from story by Dorothy Cottrell, 'Wilderness Orphan', dp George Heath, sound Clive Cross; Brian Abbot, Gwen Munro, Ethel Saker, Harry Abdy; family story about a boxing kangaroo; 85 min.

It Isn't Done (Ken G. Hall, 1937)* prod. Ken G. Hall, Cinesound Productions, wr. Frank Harvey, Carl Dudley, story by Cecil Callaway, dp George Heath, sound Clive Cross; Cecil Callaway, Shirley Ann Richards, John Longden, Frank Harvey; comedy about social class; 90 min.

Tall Timbers (Ken G. Hall, 1937)* prod. Ken G. Hall, Cinesound Productions, wr. Frank Harvey from Frank Hurley story, dp George Heath; 89 mins., 35 mm.; Frank Leighton, Shirley Ann Richards, Aileen Britton, Campbell Copelin, Letty Craydon, Peter Dunstan, Frank Harvey, George Lloyd, Joe Valli, Ronald Whelan

Lovers and Luggers (Ken G. Hall, 1937)* aka Vengeance of the Deep (US title) Cinesound Productions, prod. Ken G Hall, wr. Frank Harvey, story Edmund Barclay from the novel by Gurney Slade, dp George Heath, Frank Hurley, sound Clive Cross; 99 mins; Lloyd Hughes, Shirley Ann Richards, Sidney Wheeler, James Raglan, Elaine Hamill, Frank Harvey, Ronald Whelan, Alec Kellaway, Leslie Victor, Campbell Copelin, Charlie Chan, Marcelle Marnay, Horace Cleary, Claude Turton, Bobbie Hunt, Paul Furness, Charles Zoli

Broken Melody, The (Ken G. Hall, 1938)* prod. Ken G. Hall, Cinesound Features; wr. Frank Harvey from the novel by F J Thwaites; dp George Heath, ed. William Shepherd, 89 mins; Lloyd Hughes (John Ainsworth), Diana Du Cane (Ann Brady)

Let George Do It (Ken G. Hall, 1938)* aka In the Nick of Time; George Wallace; speedboat chase on Sydney Harbour; 52 min. OR 79 min.

Dad and Dave Come To Town (Ken G. Hall, 1938)* aka The Rudd Family Goes to Town; Cinesound Productions, prod. Ken G. Hall, wr. Frank Harvey, Bert Bailey, story Ken G. Hall, dp George Heath; Bert Bailey, Shirley Ann Richards, Fred MacDonald, Billy Rayes, Alec Kellaway, Sidney Wheeler, Connie Martyn, Ossie Wenban, Valerie Scanlan, Muriel Ford, Leila Steppe, Marshall Crosby, Peter Finch, Cecil Perry, Billy Stewart, Marie D'Alton, Leslie Victor, George Lloyd, Jack Settle, Sid Doody and Cyril Northcote, Raymond Longford; comedy; 97 mins; Peter Finch's first film

Mr Chedworth Steps Out (Ken G. Hall, 1939)* Cinesound Productions, prod. Ken G Hall, wr. Frank Harvey, based on a novel by Francis Morton Howard, dp George Heath; 92 mins; Cecil Kellaway, James Raglan, Joan Deering, Rita Pauncefort

Gone to the Dogs (Ken G. Hall, 1939)* Cinesound Features, prod. Ken G. Hall, wr. George Wallace, Frank Harvey, Frank Coffey, dp George Heath; 83 mins; George Wallace, Lois Green, John Dobbi, John Fleeting, Ronald Whelan, Alec Kellaway, Letty Craydon, Kathleen Esler, Hughie (Aloysius, the dog)

Come Up Smiling (William Freshman, 1939) aka Ants In His Pants; prod. Ken G. Hall, Cinesound Features, wr. William Freshman, story John Addison Chandler [Ken G. Hall], dp George Heath; Will Mahoney (Barney O'Hara), Shirley Ann Richards (Eve Cameron), Jean Hatton, Evie Hayes, Sidney Wheeler, Alec Kellaway, Guy Hastings, John Fleeting, Ronald Whelan, Harry Abdy, George Lloyd and Chips Rafferty (men in the crowd); 77 mins

Dad Rudd, M.P. (Ken G. Hall, 1940)* prod. Ken G Hall, Cinesound Features, wr. Frank Harvey, Bert Bailey, dp George Heath; 83 mins; Bert Bailey, Connie Martyn, Yvonne East, Fred MacDonald, Ossie Wenban, Valerie Scanlan, Alec Kellaway, Frank Harvey, Grant Taylor, Jean Robertson, Barbara Weekes, Ronald Whelan, Chips Rafferty (fireman), Raymond Longford (electoral officer)

Smithy (Ken G. Hall, 1946)* aka Pacific Adventure (in USA) The Southern Cross (UK); prod. N P Pery, Columbia Pictures (US), although made by the Cinesound team; wr. John Chandler [Ken G. Hall], Alec Coppel, story Ken G. Hall, Max Afford, research Norman Ellison, dp George Heath; 119 mins; Ron Randell (Sir Charles Kingsford Smith), Muriel Steinbeck, John Tate , Joy Nichols, Nan Taylor, John Dunne, Alec Kellaway, John Dease, Marshall Crosby, Edward Smith, Alan Herbert, John Fleeting, Joe Valli, G. J. Montgomery-Jackson, Gundy Hill, William Morris Hughes, Captain P G Taylor and John Stannage (themselves), Charles Tingwell has one line in the opening scene, Billy Hughes appears as himself; Hall's last film; Charles Kingsford Smith docudrama


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