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Chauvel, Charles 1897-1959

Overview
Works: 65 works in 180 publications in 4 languages and 1,273 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Action and adventure films  Swashbuckler films  Biography  Film adaptations  War films  Historical films  Biographical films  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Director, Producer, Scenarist, Author of screenplay, Interviewee, Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: DU105, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Charles Chauvel
Publications by Charles Chauvel
Publications by Charles Chauvel, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Charles Chauvel
Jedda by Charles Chauvel( visu )
27 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 199 libraries worldwide
An Aboriginal girl, brought up on a Northern Territory cattle station, is fascinated by Marbuck, a full-blooded Aboriginal, who forces her to return with him to his tribal lands with a party from the station in pursuit. Australia's first colour feature was filmed on location under difficult conditions in central Australia
Walkabout by Charles Chauvel( Book )
8 editions published between 1959 and 1960 in English and held by 124 libraries worldwide
Forty thousand horsemen ( visu )
20 editions published between 1940 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 106 libraries worldwide
Charles Chauvel's 1940 cinematic tribute to the mounted troops of the Australian Light Horse regiments is a rousing call to arms, giving life to the heroic tales of mateship during the Great War. Best mates Red Gallagher (Grant Taylor), Jim (Chips Rafferty) and Larry (Pat Twohill) face a challenging time as soldiers in 1916. Stationed in Egypt with the promise of grand adventure, all they seem to manage is casual mischief in the Cairo nightclubs. But when German-backed Turkish forces attack British outposts in the Sinai desert, the soldiers climb into the saddle as mounted troops of the Australian Light Horse, participating in a fierce battle at Romani and on to Gaza. With fellow soldiers falling to the enemy, Red and his colleagues must overcome the odds and find the courage to contemplate one final charge - a deadly assault across open ground to Beersheba. A masterful achievement of sight and sound, Chauvel staged the epic charge with 500 active members of the Light Horse and captured their dynamic assault with camera work by legendary cinematographers such as John Heyer, Tasman Higgins, Frank Hurley, Bert Nicholas and Damien Parer. Fully restored and presented in a brand new transfer, Forty Thousand Horsemen documents a most remarkable era of Australian wartime history
In the Wake of the Bounty ( visu )
11 editions published between 1933 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Feature film from Australia. Charles Chauvel's first 'talkie' dramatises the mutiny on the Bounty and subsequent events in the lives of Fletcher Christian and his fellow mutineers on Pitcairn Island. The film contains rare documentary footage of the island and its inhabitants in 1933. This was the first film in which the Australian actor, Errol Flynn, appeared
The rats of Tobruk ( visu )
10 editions published between 1944 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 62 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of three men--Bluey, a tough two fisted drover (Taylor), Milo, a laconic dingo trapper (Rafferty) and Pete, an intellectual English "new chum" (Finch). Together they serve in North Africa, fighting against the forces of Rommel in what has now become one of Australia's greatest wartime legends--The Rats of Tobruk
In the wake of "The Bounty" to Tahiti and Pitcairn Island by Charles Chauvel( Book )
4 editions published in 1933 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
Sons of Matthew ( visu )
7 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 51 libraries worldwide
An epic story of pioneer life tracing the struggles of three generations of settlers with the five sons of Matthew and Jane O'Riordan finally establishing a foothold on the wild Lamington Plateau. A good deal of the film was shot on location in Queensland under very difficult physical conditions which extended shooting well beyond schedule. The film took eighteen months to complete. It was a commercial success, particularly in Australia, and is widely regarded as Chauvel's finest film
Heritage ( visu )
7 editions published between 1935 and 2015 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Chauvel's second sound feature was ambitious in scope spanning many decades in a cavalcade of Australian history with a tendency towards tableaux rather than free-flowing drama. Heritage traces the life and loves of James Morrison in colonial times and his descendant Frank Morrison in the 1930s. Chauvel was to return with more dramatic maturity to the theme of generations struggling to establish and maintain a foothold in the outback in the Sons of Matthew
Uncivilised ( visu )
7 editions published between 1936 and 2015 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
A successful author, Beatrice Lynn, travels into the wilds of northern Australia to investigate the story of an Aboriginal tribe ruled by a white king, Mara. On route she is kidnapped by an Afghan trader who sells her to Mara. After various adventures involving opium smuggling Beatrice grows to love Mara and decides to stay with him. This film with its network of sub-plots was an attempt by Chauvel to break into the American market
The Fighting rats of Tobruk ( visu )
2 editions published in 2001 in Multiple languages and English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
It's World War II in North Africa and three rugged ranchers trade plows for guns and horses for tanks and are now the fighting rats of Tobruk
Étude comparative du rôle des Conseils judiciaire et curateur dans la protection des prodigues et faibles d'esprit et des mineurs émancipés by Charles Chauvel( Book )
7 editions published in 1938 in French and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Heritage by Charles Chauvel( Book )
4 editions published between 1925 and 1994 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Traces the life and loves of James Morrison in colonial Australia and his descendant Frank Morrison in the 1930s
Pirates ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Disc 2: Three fortune hunters scour the West Indies in search of buried treasure. James Marshall is the captain of the American ship Concord who finds himself at the mercy of mutineer Ben Waldridge who claims that he is loyal to Britain, but his loyalty is only to gold. A handsome swashbuckler and his loyal team of pirates try to depose an evil king as he tries to force a young maiden into marriage. On December 5, 1872, the American ship Marie Celeste was found drifting off the English coast with her sails at half mast and her entire crew missing
Uncivilised by Charles Chauvel( Book )
1 edition published in 1936 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Santa Fe trail In the wake of the Bounty ( visu )
in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Santa Fe trail: Follows the lives of J.E.B. Stuart (Flynn), George Custer (Reagan) and other characters as they leave West Point in the years before the Civil War. Some join John Brown's army of fanatics and sincere reformers; others are sent by the army to quash John Brown. The climax is the Battle of Harper's Ferry that began the War between the States
Rosalie's journey [from the CAAMA collection] ( visu )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in Australian languages and English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
"Rosalie (Ngarla) Kunoth-Monks speaks for the first time about how her own sense of femininity and aboriginality was profoundly changed when she appeared in the now famous 1950's film "Jedda", by European-Australian film maker Charles Chauval. Archival footage and personal reminiscences provide a snapshot of how Aboriginals were treated and considered by white society in the past, as well as the cultural beliefs and traditions of indigenous women"--Container
Charles Chauvel :the action director ; a selection of excerpts from his films,1925-1954 ( visu )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Compilation video about film director and producer Charles Chauvel containing interviews with Elsa Chauvel, Sir Norman Rydge, Chips Rafferty, Betty Bryant, Marsden Hessall, and others who worked with him. Excerpts from all Chauvel's feature films, from the Moth of Moonbi of 1925 to Jedda, the first colour feature in 1954
Walkabout the Chauvels' legendary 1950s outback expedition ( visu )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Originally produced for British television, shows Australian outback life in the middle of the twentienth century
The Dreaming reels Aboriginal images on Australian silent films, 1898-1937 ( visu )
2 editions published in 1997 in No Linguistic Content and English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Fragments of early Australian ethnographic, documentary and narrative movies, as well as 2 complete films
Pirates ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Fletcher Christian is the leader of the mutinous sailers on the H.M.S. Bounty who take revenge on their evil Captain Bligh. When a sailor tells a lie about having found a great Spanish treasure, he soon finds himself and his girlfriend tracked and followed by an assortment of unusual pirates. From rescuing the governor's daughter, to saving his friend Kit from walking the plank, Long John Silver contents with his evil nemesis Mendoza and his sweetheart Purity
 
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Alternative Names
Charles Chauvel Australian filmmaker
Charles Chauvel australischer Drehbuchautor, Filmregisseur und -produzent
Charles Chauvel filmregisseur uit Australië (1897-1959)
Chauvel, Charles Edward 1897-1959
Чарльз Шовель
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