A Tale of the Australian Bush
|A Tale of the Australian Bush|
|Directed by||Gaston Mervale|
|Written by||P. W. Marony|
|15 March 1911|
|2,500 feet or 3,000 feet|
The story of the bushranger Ben Hall, including his duel with Melville, last stand and death. A contemporary review said that "unlike the usual bushranging films, instead of glorifying the villainy of the criminals of the bush, recorded a triumph of the law over the lawless."
- A.J. Patrick as Ben Hall
- Godfrey Cassas Melville
- Harry Beaumont as Gilbert
- James Martin as Keightley
- Gilbert Emery as chief of police
- Harrie Ireland as Mrs Keightley
- Isma Owe and Robbie Hall
- Louise Carbasse as Mrs Hall
The film was first released in Sydney as Ben Hall, the Notorious Bushranger before being screened nationally under the other title.
- "Advertising.". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 30 September 1911. p. 2. Retrieved 27 January 2012.
- "Advertising.". The Referee. Sydney: National Library of Australia. 22 May 1912. p. 16. Retrieved 14 September 2013.
- "NEW BUSH PICTURE-STORY.". The Sydney Morning Herald. National Library of Australia. 18 March 1911. p. 9. Retrieved 27 January 2012.
- Andrew Pike and Ross Cooper, Australian Film 1900–1977: A Guide to Feature Film Production, Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1998, p15
- "Advertising.". The Barrier Miner. Broken Hill, NSW: National Library of Australia. 15 March 1911. p. 1. Retrieved 27 January 2012.
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