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Tobacco

Australia, 1936 (MIFF 1991, Retrospectives)

An important film to show in the 90s with the smoking debate so prevalent. We can watch, with some amusement, the development of an industry so good for Australia, and listen to a commentary declare tobacco can bring contentment to our elderly citizens.

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Melbourne Wedding Belle

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On Time

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Saturday

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Dead on Their Feet

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Melbourne Southern City

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The Valley of the Yarra

Originally made in 35 mm Ferrania colour as a general release film. In the 1950s Film Australia made a surprising number of colour films. The 1956 production report, which lists all films in any ... More »

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