South West Pacific

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Accession Number F01453
Collection type Film
Measurement 33 min 22 sec
Object type Newsreel
Physical description 35mm/b&w/sound
Maker Nicholas, Bert
Place made Australia
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

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Description

A Cinesound production written by Tom Gurr, assistant director and editor William Shepard. Cameraman Bert Nicholas, sound Clive Cross, settings Eric Thompson, special effects Ron Horner. Produced and Directed by Ken G. Hall. The story of Australia as the main Allied base in the South West Pacific area. Actors portray a cross section of Australians involved in the war effort with each telling a story of their role. Cast: The mechanic Alec Kellaway, the manager John Nugent-Hayward, the farmer Bert Bailey, the road builder Bill Perryman, munition worker Muriel Steinbeck, the sailor Walter Pym, the merchant seaman George Randall, RAAF pilot Peter Finch, RAF pilot Ralph Smart, RAF mechanic, Joe Valli, RAAF mechanic "Chips" Rafferty, USAAC mechanic Wayne Froman, AIF soldier Grant Taylor, US soldier Ron Randall.

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