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The Sentimental Bloke (1919)

| Drama, Romance | 2006 (USA)
A down-at-heal ex-convict undergoes an epiphany as he experiences the love of a good woman for the first time.

Director:

Raymond Longford

Writers:

C.J. Dennis (poem), Raymond Longford | 1 more credit »
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Arthur Tauchert Arthur Tauchert ... Bill the Bloke
Lottie Lyell Lottie Lyell ... Doreen
Gilbert Emery Gilbert Emery ... Ginger Mick
Stanley Robinson Stanley Robinson ... The Bloke's Friend
Harry Young Harry Young ... The Stror 'at Coot
Margaret Reid Margaret Reid ... Doreen's Mother
Charles Keegan Charles Keegan ... Parson
William Coulter William Coulter ... Uncle Jim
Helen Fergus Helen Fergus ... Nurse
C.J. Dennis C.J. Dennis ... Self
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A down-at-heal ex-convict undergoes an epiphany as he experiences the love of a good woman for the first time.

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A SCREEN CLASSIC IN EIGHT ACTS See more »

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First of three feature film versions of the verse novel 'The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke' (1915) by C.J. Dennis. The first remake would be the talkie 'The Sentimental Bloke' (1932) and the second feature remake would be the tele-movie 'The Sentimental Bloke' (1976). A television short film ballet adaptation was released in 1963. All these versions of the verse novel have been entitled 'The Sentimental Bloke'. See more »

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Sentimental Early Australian Silent
15 January 2007 | by sunlilySee all my reviews

It was a treat to watch this Australian silent, A Sentimental Bloke, with Lottie Lyell, who was called Australia's first movie star. An adaptation of the popular poem by Australian poet C.J. Dennis, the film was humorous and homey. It tells the tale of a ordinary "bloke" whose life is transformed by love. The Australian slang in the title cards made them a real challenge to read, but the acting style is so natural that it's not hard to understand what's going on. Arthur Tauchert, as the bloke, brings just the right amount of roughness and pathos to the part as he undergoes his transformation, and Lottie Lyell as Doreen, just the right amount of working girl toughness and maidenly sweetness. You can tell that she was ill during the shooting of the movie, and she died young of tuberculosis, bringing to an end a fine collaboration with film maker Raymond Longford.


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Country:

Australia

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2006 (USA) See more »

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Raymond Longford's 'The Sentimental Bloke' See more »

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(restored)

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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