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Efftee Film Productions

Overview
Works: 12 works in 24 publications in 1 language and 52 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Silent films  Historical reenactments (Motion pictures)  Academic theses  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Film adaptations 
Classifications: PN1997, E
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Most widely held works about Efftee Film Productions
 
Most widely held works by Efftee Film Productions
Efftee's Australia( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of original footage from the first professional sound films made in Australia produced by Frank W. Thring, founder of Efftee Film Productions. Includes a selection of documentaries from the 1930's
Efftee entertainers music and comedy from Australia's first talkie studio( Visual )

6 editions published between 1931 and 1990 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the first time on video - the earliest Australian stage acts to appear on sound films - all transferred directly from quality original 35 mm nitrate negatives and prints. Filmed on state-of-the-art Mitchell cameras with RCA sound, these long-forgotten "shorts" open a window on the Australian variety and show world of the early 1930's
His Royal Highness by Efftee Film productions( Visual )

6 editions published between 1932 and 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His Royal Highness was the fifth feature produced by Efftee Films in the early thirties and was billed as Australia's first musical. George Wallace, an outstanding vaudeville entertainer, plays a stage-hand who dreams that he is King of Betonia. The film contains a good selection of lively songs and ingenious comic performances
A ticket in Tatts( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Wallace comedy in which he plays a disaster-prone stablehand with a whistle that can make the cup favourite run faster. A subplot involves a society girl's rash promise to marry an ageing suitor if his horse wins. Location shooting was used for some scenes but stagebound vaudeville dominates
The sentimental bloke by C.J. Dennis : souvenir programme( Book )

1 edition published in 1932 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[Reel Australia study package : imported genres]( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

By the late teens Hollywood was the dominant economic and cultural force in the international film industry. The four features in this package at most have a touch of local colour (most notably George Wallace's comic persona in His Royal Highness) but basically they are not marked by Australian themes and settings. The Cheaters (1929) is a sophisticated society melodrama; Painted Daughters (1925) is a romantic melodrama in a vaudeville setting; Silks and Saddles (1921) is a romantic melodrama set in the world of horse-racing; His Royal Highness (1932) is a comic fantasy or burlesque operetta
The Sentimental bloke( Visual )

1 edition published in 1932 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Adaption of C.J. Dennis's verse narrative of life in inner Sydney in the 1910's, relating the story of a larrikin's reformation through his love for an ordinary working girl
Harmony Row by Prod Co: Efftee Film Productions( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Wallace joins the police force and is assigned to the notorious Harmony Row, a haunt of thugs and criminals. The final boxing match provided an opportunity for some nimble slapstick
The Hero of the Dardanelles( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Title 1. Only the opening sequences now remain of this feature film based on the Gallipoli Expedition, produced to appeal to people's patriotism. They depict the training, final leave and arrival in Egypt of a young volunteer. Title 2 is a wartime comedy concerning three Australian soldiers. Recuperating in a London hospital, two cobbers, Williams & Mulger, come face to face with the cove living off Mulger's girlfriend (& therfore Mulger). All three try to pretend they are unfit for active service, but once back in France, they steal 5 jugs of rum from a Pommie quartermaster & get away with it. Concludes with sentimental rendering of Mademoiselle from Armatiers
The Sentimental bloke : the restored version by Southern Cross Film Productions.DVD released by the National Film and Sound Archive( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A remake of the 1919 silent film based on C.J. Dennis' poem, this version adds a sub-plot in which Bill saves Doreen's Uncle Jim from an attempted swindle
Diggers( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The story of two Australian 'cobblers' serving in the A.I.F. in France in 1918: the lanky, plegmatic Chic, and his short and resourceful friend, Joe, who attend a reunion 12 years after the war and reminisce about their exploits.]
 
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Efftee Productions

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English (24)