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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

Credited cast:
Rosalie Kunoth-Monks ...
Jedda (as 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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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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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Gevacolor)

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1.37 : 1
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This was the first Australian feature film filmed in color. See more »

Goofs

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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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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