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Chauvel, Charles 1897-1959

Overview
Works: 73 works in 192 publications in 4 languages and 1,397 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Action and adventure films  Swashbuckler films  Biography  War films  Historical films  Biographical films 
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 )
33 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 258 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
In the Wake of the Bounty ( visu )
10 editions published between 1933 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 133 libraries worldwide
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 shot on Pitcairn Island and was the first in which the Australian actor, Errol Flynn, appeared
Walkabout by Charles Chauvel( Book )
8 editions published between 1959 and 1960 in English and held by 130 libraries worldwide
Forty thousand horsemen ( visu )
10 editions published between 1940 and 2009 in English and held by 65 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
The rats of Tobruk ( visu )
10 editions published between 1944 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 61 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 58 libraries worldwide
Sons of Matthew ( visu )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 46 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 43 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 )
8 editions published between 1936 and 2015 in English and Undetermined 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
Forty thousand horsemen ( visu )
5 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Dramatises the exploits of the Australian Light Horse in Palestine during World War I
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 an Englishman and two Australians are sent to North Africa to fight side-by-side in the major battles that help Australia capture Tobruk
Heritage by Charles Chauvel( Book )
5 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
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 )
5 editions published in 1938 in French and held by 20 libraries worldwide
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
Santa Fe trail ; In the wake of the Bounty ( visu )
in English and held by 13 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
Uncivilised by Charles Chauvel( Book )
2 editions published between 1936 and 1989 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Rosalie's journey ( visu )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in Australian languages and English and held by 12 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
Walkabout : the Chauvels' legendary 1950s outback expedition ( visu )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Originally produced for British television, shows Australian outback life in the middle of the twentienth century
Forty thousand horsemen ( visu )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Stirring filming of the Australian and New Zealand cavalry troops (nicknamed Anzacs) that saw action in the burning Sinai Desert and went down in history as the greatest cavalry force of the 20th century
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 8 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
 
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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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