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Heritage (Charles Chauvel, 1935) Expeditionary Films, wr. Charles Chauvel, dp Tasman Higgins, Arthur Higgins, asspro Ann Wynn [Elsa Chauvel], sound Alan Mill; early days of colonial Australia; 94 min.


Chauvel's love for epic themes flourished in this cavalcade of Australian history. Against a background of early colonial politics, Chauvel traced the life and loves of James Morrison, a hard-living man of action with a formidable reputation for drinking and romancing. ... Shooting extended over nearly six months from April 1934. The logistical problems were considerable, involving hundreds of extras, all of whom needed costumes, and the handling of wildlife, including bullocks, inside the studio. Pike & Cooper: 170.

References and Links

Carlsson, Susanne Chauvel 1989, Charles and Elsa Chauvel: Movie Pioneers, University of Queensland Press, St Lucia; Foreword by Ken G. Hall, Introduction by Michael Pate.

Pike, Andrew & Ross Cooper 1998, Australian Film 1900-1977: A Guide to Feature Film Production, revised edition, Oxford University Press, Melbourne.

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