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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 »

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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

Two terms are used indicating Aboriginal spells or magic rituals - 'sing him to death' and 'point bone at me'. These were rituals used by Aboriginals to rid themselves of an enemy. No actual physical harm is done to the enemy who may die from stress, fear, or the power of suggestion. See more »

Goofs

The positions of the blocks and the rolling pin on the table change when Jedda makes the animal tracks in the dough. See more »

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AUSTRALIAN CLASSIC
30 May 2019 | by grahamvrSee all my reviews

When some of the people here who have reviewed this film say the bad and wrong things about it they obviously have a rather misunderstanding of film making. This film, made in 1955 should not be compared to films off today. Yes, they killed animals in it but that was the way of life in the outback then, the film shows realism. Yes it was shot on location in the Northern Territory, however from what I have researched the last reel was lost and had to be reshot. Because of the expense of going back to the NT it was shot in the Blue Mountains. So be it many films are reshot in different places.

Enjoy JEDDA for what it is, an outstanding film of its day and far, far better than many films made now in 2019.


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