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(1976)

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This movie was filmed during April, May and June 1976.
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The production shoot for this picture went for six weeks.
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Second of five theatrical feature films that British television director Ken Hannam made in Australia. The other films were Sunday Too Far Away (1975), Summerfield (1977), Dawn! (1979) and Robbery Under Arms (1985).
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Producer Patricia Lovell originally offered the directing job on this film to director Peter Weir who had directed Lovell's previous period film Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) about a year earlier.
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Collaborating on this film were director Ken Hannam and production designer Wendy Dickson who were a married couple.
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The Gallipoli exterior beach scenes were actually filmed at the famous beach at Portsea on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Australia.
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Reportedly, this Australian film was the first ever Australian feature film to be screened aboard flights on the Australian airline, Qantas.
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This film was made and released about five years before the more well-known Australian movie about World War I, Gallipoli (1981). Ironically, it was Peter Weir who directed that picture and turned-down directing this film.
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English actress Sara Kestelman was imported from the UK to headline this Australian film.
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Sara Kestelman received top / first billing, Andrew McFarlane received second billing, Ingrid Mason received third billing and John Bell received fourth billing.
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Two opening title cards set the time and place of this movie's beginning as "25th April, 1915" and "Gallipoli".
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This movie begins in 1915 on the 25th April, this date being well-known to Australians and New Zealanders as ANZAC Day. Anzac Day is these country's War Memorial Day and recognizes the date of the landing at Gallipoli in 1915 which features as the opening sequence of this picture.
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According to the DVD sleeve notes, this film was based on the diaries of young World War I soldiers.
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The song featured in this film was "Australia Will Be There" by "Skipper" Francis. The song was sung by the Marist Singers of Eastwood.
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Second of three collaborations between writer Cliff Green and producer Patricia Lovell. The first was Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) whilst the third was Summerfield (1977).
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Tom's shoulder patch shows him to be a member of the 4th Battalion of the 1st AIF, part of the 1st Brigade which landed at Gallipoli.
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Greig Pickhaver:  As a gas victim. Pickhaver is more well-known to Australian audiences as H.G.Nelson.
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