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Newsfront (1978)

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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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They covered the action and shared the excitement. See more »

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Release Date:

29 July 1978 (Australia)  »

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Budget:

AUD 600,000 (estimated)
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1.66 : 1
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Much of the newsreel footage seen in the film is real, including the footage seen early on in which the cameraman was filming the Japanese sniper who killed him. See more »

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References ...And God Created Woman (1956) See more »

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take a step back and see what it was like in 1950s Australia
3 August 2004 | by (Melbourne) – See all my reviews

If you are interested in Australian Cinema this is a film for you. Although it is long, you will be thankful you sat it through. 'Newsfront' takes us back in time to a different Australia - a country that has no television or other technologies of today. Noyce uses the backdrop of the rivalry between the two newsreel production companies to explore the tensions that exist in the character's lives, set against the historical moments recorded in the Newsreels. With engaging characters and a superb depiction of what life was like in the newsreel industry of the 1950s, Noyce gives us an enjoyable and memorable experience of Australian film and national history.


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