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Cinesound Productions

Overview
Works: 74 works in 97 publications in 1 language and 295 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  History  Biography  Juvenile works  Fiction  Drama  Military history 
Classifications: DU110, 994.04
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Cinesound Productions
Australian memories in black and white( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection captures the most powerful, uplifting, exciting and even humorous moments in Australian life from 1931 to 1975. Images have been drawn from the Cinesound Movietone archive which is part of the UNESCO Memory of World register
War by Carol Fallows( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A time to remember( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From 1929 The Fox Movietone and Cinesound newsreels played in cinemas across the country. They immortalised the famous and the infamous, the eccentric and the battlers. The images evoke the fads and fashions of each decadem and are homage to the memory of those individuals who shaped twentieth century New Zealand. The commentaries encapsulate humour, sadness and empathy as well as prejudice, bitterness and ridicule. This collection holds up a mirror to triumph and disaster, to the glorious and the banal, and demonstrates how ordinary New Zealanders as well as its heroes moulded New Zealand as a nation
Portrait of Australia( Visual )

in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A snapshot of Australia in the late 1950's and early 1960's as seen through the eyes of a young couple
A Nation is built( Visual )

5 editions published between 1937 and 1995 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Video of a film released in 1938 to commemorate 150 years of settlement in Australia by Europeans, and the progress of our society up to 1937. Film quality is good. The focus is mainly on N.S.W., and how we have turned a wild untamed country into a miracle of modern industry and progress
The Australian fairy tale of the three koala bears and little Goldilocks( Book )

1 edition published in 1930 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The squatter's daughter( Visual )

4 editions published between 1933 and 1989 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[This melodrama within a celebratory, nationalistic framework is centred on Australia's upper class, the squattocracy. Social harmony is disturbed by the rivalry between adjoining sheep stations, one managed by a strong-willed woman, the other by a weak-willed schemer. Melodramatic revelation and incident including a realistically staged bushfire is leavened by comic interludes involving two disaster-prone shearers. A mysterious stranger ultimately domesticates the heroine and, in effect, restores the status quo.]
On our selection( Visual )

4 editions published between 1932 and 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first 'Dad and Dave' talkie, and the start of an eight-year period of continuous production at the Sydney studio of Cinesound. The film was directed by Ken G. Hall (his first feature) and based on the long running stage hit by Bert Bailey and Edmund Duggan, derived in turn from the stories by Steele Rudd
Strike me lucky( Visual )

4 editions published between 1934 and 1989 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Mo teams up with a little runaway girl who is being pursued by kidnappers. Rene's risque humour and pathos did not adequately transfer to the screen, and despite a ballet of Busby Berkeley proportions the film was a commercial failure.]
Orphan of the wilderness [trailer]( Visual )

3 editions published between 1936 and 1989 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trailer for the Cinesound feature film ORPHAN OF THE WILDERNESS, directed by Ken G. Hall
Dad and Dave come to town( Visual )

3 editions published in 1938 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third of Cinesound's four Dad and Dave comedies. This version, the longest now surviving, was reconstructed from original Australian and British release prints. The Rudd family are taken from their usual rural haunts to the city, when Dad unexpectedly inherits a woman's fashion emporium. A young Peter Finch co-stars as a gangling youth in love with Dad's daughter
The silence of Dean Maitland( Visual )

2 editions published between 1934 and 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A clergyman who denies responsibility for the pregnancy of his lover and the death of her father remains silent for twenty years while his best friend languishes in prison after being wrongly convicted for the clergyman's crime. This melodrama had been filmed first by Raymond Longford in 1914. By updating the earlier success Hall's intention was to make a feature that would work with both British and Australian audiences
Straight from the heart( Visual )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the 'Ghan' train, which runs from Port Augusta to Alice Springs, named in memory of the Afghans who drove the camel teams in Central Australia before the coming of the railway
Public enemy number one a biography of Wilfred Burchett by David Bradbury( Visual )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For most of his working life controversial Australian journalist Wilfred Burchett chose to report from the "other side". His unorthodox views and activities caused him to be labelled a traitor by many Australians. He was the first Western journalist to report on the devastating effects of the Atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Wilfred Burchett believed the West was wrong to intervene in Korea and later in Vietnam where as a friend of Ho Chi Minh, he lived among the Viet Cong. The film includes archival footage rarely seen outside Vietnam"--Cover
Cinesound Review( Visual )

1 edition published in 1942 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An edition of the weekly news magazine produced by Cinesound in Sydney. This edition consists of one 'fullreel' item - "Kokoda Front Line"--By Damien Parer about the war in New Guinea. Includes a discussion on jungle warfare and the servicing of Australian troops on the front line. Winner of an Academy Award in 1942
Let George do it( Visual )

2 editions published between 1938 and 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Unemployed and frustrated in love, Joe gets drunk and arranges with a gangster for a painless death. The next day, however, he becomes heir to a fortune and tries to cancel the deal. With a scenario written specifically for film, the humour and cinematic style are more successful than Wallace's earlier stagebound Efftee films. The story culminates in a wild speedboat chase across Sydney Harbour.]
Man and a mural( Visual )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the design and construction of the mural in BP House, Melbourne, by Josef Stanislaus Ostoja-Kotkowski. Shows the whole process of construction from the designer's early sketches and planning, experiments with various materials, then the final process of fibre glass and copper coating
Dad Rudd M.P. [trailer]( Visual )

2 editions published in 1940 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fourth of the Dad and Dave comedies and the last Cinesound feature. This film had the least in common with the Steele Rudd stories and made Dad into a bastion of middle class morality, a confident speaker for the 'little man'. The basically serious plot about political corruption still includes comic interludes as well as polished special effects work in scenes of a dam collapse
Grandad Rudd( Visual )

2 editions published in 1935 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This first of the three Cinesound spin-offs from On Our Selection began a gradual modification of the original Dad and Dave humour. The Rudds are transformed into prosperous farmers. A melodramatic sub-plot involving the Rudd's sophisticated grand-daughter and a suave young bigamist is combined with slapstick humour including a bizarre counting cricket match, a runaway tractor and a drunken Grandad breaking up a Band of Hope meeting. The exteriors were shot at Camden
Mr. Chedworth steps out( Visual )

2 editions published in 1939 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feature film comedy with Cecil Kellaway as a middle-aged suburban worker who quietly rebels against society. Directed by Ken G. Hall. Supporting cast includes Peter Finch and Jean Hatton (Australia's Deanna Durbin)
 
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Australian memories in black and white
Alternative Names
Cinesound Productions Ltd. Australia

Languages
English (46)

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