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Release Date:
27 February 1957 (USA) See more »
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It was DEATH for him to look on this Girl ! See more »
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Set against the harsh natural surrounds of outback Northern Territory, Jedda captures a rare and honest... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Nice Color See more (7 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
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 ... Little Jedda
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Directed by
Charles Chauvel 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Charles Chauvel 
Elsa Chauvel 

Produced by
Charles Chauvel .... producer
 
Original Music by
Isador Goodman 
 
Cinematography by
Carl Kayser 
 
Film Editing by
Pam Bosworth 
Alex Ezard 
Jack Gardiner 
 
Sound Department
Arthur Browne .... sound
Peter Davies .... dubbing mixer
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Jedda" - Australia (original title)
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Runtime:
101 min
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Color:
Color (Gevacolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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Trivia:
This was the first Australian feature film filmed in color.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The rips in Jedda's shirt vary in the scenes after she and Marbuk are discovered near the waterhole.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Tudawali (1988) (TV)See more »

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Nice Color, 16 August 2015
Author: arfdawg-1 from United States

The Plot Jedda is an Aboriginal girl born on a cattle station in the Northern Territory of Australia.

After her mother dies giving birth to her, the child is brought to Sarah McMann, the wife of the station boss.

Sarah has recently lost her own newborn to illness.

She at first intends to give the baby to one of the Aboriginal women who work on the station, but then raises Jedda as her own, teaching her European ways and separating her from other Aborigines.

Jedda wants to learn about her own culture, but is forbidden by Sarah. When Jedda grows into a young woman, she becomes curious about an Aboriginal man from the bush named Marbuck. And it goes on from there.

It's a dated movie and maybe if you are Australian you'd love it. For the rest of us it's a bit of a bore. But the color sure is sweet.

Another reviewer said the negative made it to England but most of the film was destroyed in developing in England. This is untrue.

The last roll of negative was destroyed in a plane crash on its way for developing in England. Chauvel re-shot these lost scenes at Kanangra Walls in the Blue Mountains and Jenolan Caves west of Sydney Cave Scenes were Filmed in the River Cave, Diamond Cave, Imperial Cave, and Mud Tunnels at Jenolan. Editing and sound recorded were completed in London.

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