In post war Australia the men and women of Cinetone struggle to produce the weekly news reels for the movie going public.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Len Maguire
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Amy Mackenzie
Gerard Kennedy ...
Frank Maguire
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Chris Hewitt
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Charlie
Don Crosby ...
A.G. Marwood
Angela Punch McGregor ...
Fay (as Angela Punch)
John Clayton ...
Cliff
John Dease ...
Ken
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Geoff
Lorna Lesley ...
Ellie
Mark Holden ...
Len's new assistant
Drew Forsythe ...
Bruce
Tony Barry ...
Greasy
Alexander Archdale ...
Sir Charles
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Surprisingly adventurous saga of an intrepid group of cinematographers and reporters who risk life and limb to capture footage of breaking news for the movie-going public. Written by David Spalding <dspalding@korova.com>

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When the news ran out...they made their own See more »

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29 July 1978 (Australia)  »

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AUD 600,000 (estimated)
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This picture was one of fifty Australian films selected for preservation as part of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia's Kodak / Atlab Cinema Collection Restoration Project. See more »

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Featured in 40,000 Years of Dreaming (1997) See more »

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needs subtitles
29 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie had excellent cinematography, first in black and white, and a great sense of period. And the acting seemed quite good. The problem is, I had no idea what anyone was saying most of the time. I've seen Australian movies before and haven't had any problems with the language, but this movie was full of strange words spoken in the fast cadence that has long been used to represent old-fashioned newsmen. I tried to watch it for a while, because really, it looks like it would be a really good movie if I understood it, but it was just impossible. I once saw an English movie that was subtitled for Americans, because it was a very slangy sort of English, and I wish they'd done the same thing with this one.


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