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Jedda the Uncivilized (1955)

Jedda (original title)
Set against the harsh natural surrounds of outback Northern Territory, Jedda captures a rare and honest glimpse into the heart and history of indigenous Australia. Young Jedda is caught ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Rosalie Kunoth-Monks ...
Jedda (as Ngarla Kunoth)
Robert Tudawali ...
Marbuck (as Robert Tudawalli)
Betty Suttor ...
Sarah McMann
Paul Reynall ...
Joe
George Simpson-Lyttle ...
Douglas McMann
Tas Fitzer ...
Peter Wallis - Police Officer
Wason Byers ...
Felix Romeo - Boss Drover
Willie Farrar ...
Little Joe
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Set against the harsh natural surrounds of outback Northern Territory, Jedda captures a rare and honest glimpse into the heart and history of indigenous Australia. Young Jedda is caught between two cultures forbidden from learning about her indigenous heritage and never fully accepted by the other. Written by Predator Fxxxed Alien

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Passionate, Primitive, Pulse-Stirring! The Real Australia as it has never been filmed before! See more »


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27 February 1957 (USA)  »

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Jedda the Uncivilized  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

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(Gevacolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

The rips in Jedda's shirt vary in the scenes after she and Marbuk are discovered near the waterhole. See more »

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Featured in 40,000 Years of Dreaming (1997) See more »

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9 October 2010 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

To quote from Wikipedia: Originally the movie was filmed on location in the Northern Territory in Australia. The production process itself was a laborious process as the colour technique used, Gevacolor, could only be processed overseas in England. The film produced was fragile and heat-sensitive, which was a problem as the Northern Territory has a typically hot climate; film was stored in cool caves to protect it from deteriorating. The last roll of negative was destroyed in a plane crash on its way for developing in England and the scenes were re-shot at Kanangra Walls in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney.

The reviewer that said the film wasn't filmed on location is clearly wrong. It was only the last reel that was lost.


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