About the film
silent film partially lost film
The Story of the Kelly Gang
Release Date: December 26, 1906
|Slogan||:||«The Most Sensational, The Most Thrilling and Interesting LIVING PICTURES EVER TAKEN.»|
|Genres||:||Crime, Drama, Action, History|
|Production Companies||:||Johnson and Gibson, J. & N. Tait|
Just as Galeen and Wegener's Der Golem (1915) can be seen as a testament to early German film artistry, The Story of the Kelly Gang (1906) symbolizes both the birth of the Australian film industry and the emergence of an Australian cinema identity. Even more significantly, it heralds the emergence of the feature film format. However, only fragments of the original production of more than one hour are known to exist, preserved at the National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra; Efforts at reconstruction have made the film available to modern audiences.