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Jedda the Uncivilized (1955)
"Jedda" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  27 February 1957 (USA)
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Most scenes were filmed in the Northern Territory which has distinctive red deserts. The last roll of film was destroyed in a plane crash on its way to England for processing. The missing scenes were re-shot in the Blue Mountains, just outside Sydney, and the print artificially "warmed" to make it look more red. See more »

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The positions of the blocks and the rolling pin on the table change when Jedda makes the animal tracks in the dough. See more »

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A fascinating story leaves vivid memories over 45 years later.
3 August 2002 | by (California) – See all my reviews

In 1955 when I was 14 years old, my mother and I emigrated to Australia. I went to 8th grade just outside Sydney -- Cremorne Girls High School. The opening of "Jedda" the first Australian color feature film was a very big deal there. In fact the opening of any film was a pretty big deal there, entailing reservations and dressing up.

In "Jedda," the title character, an aboriginal girl is brought up by a white family that adopts her. As a young woman, she is mysteriously drawn to go "Walkabout" as people of her tribe have for hundreds of years.

It must have been a good year for films. "Rock Around the Clock" heralded the dawn of rock 'n roll and "Black Board Jungle" launched the career of Sidney Poitier in a tale of urban classroom violence. "Rebel Without a Cause" came out in 1955 too. I can't remember what films I saw in any particular year before or since more vividly than these. Among those classics, the now unknown "Jedda" stands out with lasting images of a beautiful aboriginal woman, stunning countryside and the residue of an emotional wallop that keeps me thinking and wishing I could see it again over 45 years later.


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