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

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Title: Jedda the Uncivilized (1955)

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Credited cast:
Ngarla Kunoth ...
Robert Tudawali ...
Marbuck
Betty Suttor ...
Sarah McMann
Paul Reynall ...
Joe
George Simpson-Lyttle ...
Douglas McMann
Tas Fitzer ...
Peter Wallis
Wason Byers ...
Felix Romeo
Willie Farrar ...
Little Joe
Margaret Dingle ...
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The BIGGEST Australian films ALL come from CHARLES CHAUVEL "In the Wake of the Bounty" "Heritage" "Uncivilised" "40,000 Horsemen" "The Rats of Tobruk" "Sons of Matthew" .... and now "JEDDA" - biggest of them all! See more »

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27 February 1957 (USA)  »

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There are several words or terms associated with Aboriginals used in the film - lubra (meaning woman or girl), coroboree (ceremony), didgeridoo (a musical instrument), walkabout (short period of nomadic bushlife undertaken by Aboriginals) and piccaninny (baby or child). See more »

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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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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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