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Australian Butter

Australia, 1933 (MIFF 1991, Retrospectives)

One of the Cinema Branch's earliest sound films, though some silent footage can be seen. Memorable not only for a glimpse of how real butter was made but also for its commentary -"Kangaroo Butter is an Empire product for an Empire table. Its manufacture employs approximately three quarters of a million people and all of them are British!"

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