An Interrupted Divorce

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An Interrupted Divorce
Directed by John Gavin
Written by Agnes Gavin
Starring Fred Bluett
Verma Remee[1]
Release dates
  • 6 August 1916 (1916-08-06)
Running time
3,000 feet[2]
Country Australia
Language Silent

An Interrupted Divorce is a 1916 Australian short comedy film directed by John Gavin starring popular vaudeville comedian Fred Bluett.[3] It was in three parts.[4]

It was originally known as The Revue Girls.[5][6]

Its release was delayed due to the lack of film stock in the country.[7]

A contemporary critic said that "Miss Gwen Lewis, the clever monologuist of the Royal Strollers, has been entrusted with the leading role, and has proved her versatility by giving an excellent portrayal of the character entrusted to her. Everything points to Miss Lewis making as big a success on the screen as on the speaking stage."[8] The movie screened as a supporting item to the main feature.[9]

It is considered a lost film.[10]

Cast[edit]

  • Fred Bluett
  • Vera Remee
  • The Revue Girls including Gwen Lewis[11]
  • Palladium Ballet[12]

Reception[edit]

The Moving Picture World said it was "very amusing".[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GLACIARIUM.". Sunday Times (Sydney, NSW : 1895 - 1930) (Sydney, NSW: National Library of Australia). 8 July 1917. p. 17. Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "FRED BLUETT IN THE MOVIES.". Sunday Times (Sydney, NSW : 1895 - 1930) (Sydney, NSW: National Library of Australia). 22 July 1917. p. 25. Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Andrew Pike and Ross Cooper, Australian Film 1900–1977: A Guide to Feature Film Production, Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1998, 60.
  4. ^ "PARRAMATTA'S £1200.". Sunday Times (Sydney, NSW : 1895 - 1930) (Sydney, NSW: National Library of Australia). 10 June 1917. p. 3. Retrieved 3 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "MARY PICKFORD COMPANY FORMED.". Arrow (Sydney, NSW : 1916 - 1933) (Sydney, NSW: National Library of Australia). 19 August 1916. p. 3. Retrieved 3 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "Australian Notes" The Moving Picture World 1916 accessed 23 June 2015
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ "LYRIC PROGRAMME.". Sunday Times (Sydney, NSW : 1895 - 1930) (Sydney, NSW: National Library of Australia). 20 August 1916. p. 28. Retrieved 3 October 2013. 
  9. ^ "Advertising.". Leader (Orange, NSW : 1912 - 1922) (Orange, NSW: National Library of Australia). 20 May 1918. p. 5. Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  10. ^ 'Australia's Lost Films' National Library of Australia
  11. ^ "Advertising.". Sunday Times (Sydney, NSW : 1895 - 1930) (Sydney, NSW: National Library of Australia). 26 August 1917. p. 21. Retrieved 3 October 2013. 
  12. ^ [2]
  13. ^ [3]

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