After two years on the road, bushranger Ben Hall considers surrendering to the law when his old friend John Gilbert entices him back into the game. Taking on a fresh recruit John Dunn, the gang ride again, before long becoming the most wanted men in the British Empire. When they are declared outlaw, the three decide to flee the colony forever. As Ben Hall seeks to make peace with his tortured past, the their trusted friend becomes a police informant. They set a cunning trap for the outlaws, and on the cold morning of May 5th 1865, Ben Hall emerges alone from his camp... and walks into legend forever.Written by
Ben Hall carries a Tranter revolver. The Tranter revolver was an English 'cap and ball' revolver invented around 1856 by William Tranter. Tranter revolvers were regarded as reliable and functional, and were extensively used by Confederate forces during the American Civil War. See more »
Early in the film, Happy Jack uses the word 'moxie'. This word came into common American parlance in the 1930s and was derived from the beverage of the same name; The Legend of Ben Hall is set in 1860s Australia. See more »
Drawings of the major characters (and the name of the actor portraying them) are shown before the main credits. See more »
I loved the depth of the bushranger characters, I loved the cinematic moments that embraced the Australian bush in such a beautiful and fresh way (I felt like I could feel the breeze and smell the gums!) and I loved that the film is authentic in sets and costumes AND based on a true story.
Can't believe I knew of Ned Kelly but not of Hall, Gilbert and Dunn.
Great story. Great music. Great work! Highly recommend it.
A special note on the beautiful score - the music was soaring. And the credits were artistically beautiful as well. These guys nailed it.
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