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Jedda the Uncivilized (1955)

Jedda (original title)
Set against the harsh natural surrounds of outback Northern Territory, Jedda captures a rare and honest glimpse into the heart and history of indigenous Australia. Young Jedda is caught ... See full summary »

Director:

Charles Chauvel

Writers:

Charles Chauvel (screenplay by), Elsa Chauvel (screenplay by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Rosalie Kunoth-Monks Rosalie Kunoth-Monks ... Jedda (as Ngarla Kunoth)
Robert Tudawali Robert Tudawali ... Marbuck (as Robert Tudawalli)
Betty Suttor Betty Suttor ... Sarah McMann
Paul Reynall Paul Reynall ... Joe
George Simpson-Lyttle George Simpson-Lyttle ... Douglas McMann
Tas Fitzer Tas Fitzer ... Peter Wallis - Police Officer
Wason Byers Wason Byers ... Felix Romeo - Boss Drover
Willie Farrar Willie Farrar ... Little Joe
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Storyline

Set against the harsh natural surrounds of outback Northern Territory, Jedda captures a rare and honest glimpse into the heart and history of indigenous Australia. Young Jedda is caught between two cultures forbidden from learning about her indigenous heritage and never fully accepted by the other. Written by Predator Fxxxed Alien

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It was DEATH for him to look on this Girl ! See more »


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Details

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 February 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jedda the Uncivilized See more »

Filming Locations:

Australia See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Gevacolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Doug McCann refers to Jedda as a 'Jezebel', a reference to the Biblical queen of the same name. The term is used to denote a wicked woman who tries, through various means, to control men. See more »

Goofs

The rips in Jedda's shirt vary in the scenes after she and Marbuk are discovered near the waterhole. See more »

Connections

Featured in Century of Cinema: 40,000 years of dreaming (1997) See more »

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Film not shot on location after all.
9 September 2004 | by Seth_saysSee all my reviews

After reading a previous comment on the film while researching information for an essay, I was edging to make a correction. Here it is:

Because Jedda was the first colour film to be produced in Australia, the printing technology had not actually yet reached our shores, so all the colour film reels had to be sent to England to be developed. While to reels reached England quite safely they were unfortunately damaged on their return and almost all the footage was lost. Charles Chauvel lacked the extra budget to go back out onto location, and found it much cheaper to bring all the cast to him. Thus most of the film had to be reshot in the Blue Mountains, between Sydney and Canbera, instead of on the original location.


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