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With Gentle Majesty

Australia, 1962 (MIFF 1963, Australian Award Winners)

Director: W. Fitzwater

The film recalls the hey-day of hte working horse at the turn of the century, and reflects on the decreasing number used today. The title is from Shakespeare's lines: "Sometimes he trots, as if he told the steps, with gentle majesty and modest pride". Australian Film Awards, TV Open Section, Silver Award. "An affectionate study of the passing of the city working horse".

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