The Story of the Kelly Gang

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The Story of the Kelly Gang

silent film partially lost film

The Story of the Kelly Gang

Release Date: December 26, 1906

Year    :   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
Director    :   Charles Tait
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RunTime    :   32 mins.

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.




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