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

 |  Drama  |  27 February 1957 (USA)
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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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Two terms are used indicating Aboriginal spells or magic rituals - 'sing him to death' and 'point bone at me'. These were rituals used by Aboriginals to rid themselves of an enemy. No actual physical harm is done to the enemy who may die from stress, fear, or the power of suggestion. 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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Film not shot on location after all.
9 September 2004 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

After reading a previous comment on the film while researching information for an essay, I was edging to make a correction. Here it is:

Because Jedda was the first colour film to be produced in Australia, the printing technology had not actually yet reached our shores, so all the colour film reels had to be sent to England to be developed. While to reels reached England quite safely they were unfortunately damaged on their return and almost all the footage was lost. Charles Chauvel lacked the extra budget to go back out onto location, and found it much cheaper to bring all the cast to him. Thus most of the film had to be reshot in the Blue Mountains, between Sydney and Canbera, instead of on the original location.


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