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Co-respondent's Course, A (E. A. Dietrich-Derrick, 1931) prod. Frank W. Thring; John D'Arcy, Adele Inman, Norman Lee; among the earliest talkies; first production from Efftee Films; extensive use of locations; 'featurette', short; marital comedy
Pike & Cooper:
In its initial Melbourne release, Diggers was supported by Efftee shorts including A Co-respondent's Course, a short romantic drama directed by E A Dietrich-Derrick, and starring Donalda Warne and John D'Arcy. In later seasons, this featurette was replaced by The Haunted Barn, another short story jointly directed for Efftee by Dietrich-Derrick (camera) and Gregan McMahon (dialogue), which aroused some notoriety when it was temporarily banned by the censors for its alleged horror content. Pike & Cooper: 155.
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