The Kelly Gang
|The Kelly Gang|
Godfrey Cass as Ned Kelly
|Directed by||Harry Southwell|
|Produced by||Harry Southwell|
|Written by||Harry Southwell|
V. Upton Brown
Southwell Screen Plays
|Release dates||21 February 1920|
|Running time||7,500 feet|
The Kelly Gang is an Australian feature length film about the Australian bush ranger, Ned Kelly. The film was released in 1920, and is the second film to be based on the life of Ned Kelly, the first being The Story of the Kelly Gang, released in 1906.
- Godfrey Cass as Ned Kelly
- V. Upton Brown as Dan Kelly
- Horace Crawford as Joe Byrne
- Jack McGowan as Steve Hart
- Robert Inman as Aron Sherritt
- Thomas Sinclair as Sergeant Kennedy
- Harry Southwell as Sergeant Steele
- Cyril Mackay as Constable McIntyre
- Adele Inman as Kate Kelly
- Maud Appleton as Ms Kelly
- Frank Tomlin as Constable Scanlon
Filming took place in late 1919 in a temporary studio in the Melbourne suburb of Coburg with additional scenes shot on the outskirts of Melbourne at Croydon and Warburton.
At the time the New South Wales government had banned films on bushranging but this movie escaped it, most likely due to its opening warning against breaking the law. The movie was reasonably successful.
"The Kelly Gang" was also the name given to a small provisional unit of Australian troops during the Second World War who served in the British campaign in Syria. The unit only existed for four weeks, but had a colourful history of mounted service.
Other Ned Kelly films
- The Story of the Kelly Gang (1906)
- When the Kellys Were Out (1923)
- When the Kellys Rode (1934)
- A Message to Kelly (1947)
- The Glenrowan Affair (1951)
- Stringybark Massacre (1967)
- Ned Kelly (1970)
- Reckless Kelly (1993)
- Ned Kelly (2003)
- Ned (2003)
- "£100,000 SPENT." Advocate (Burnie, Tas) 5 Jan 1928: 6 accessed 6 December 2011
- Andrew Pike and Ross Cooper, Australian Film 1900–1977: A Guide to Feature Film Production, Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1998, 96.
- "In the Theatres.". The Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 - 1954) (Adelaide, SA: National Library of Australia). 1 May 1920. p. 6. Retrieved 25 July 2012.
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