Death of a Soldier
|Death of a Soldier|
|Directed by||Philippe Mora|
|Produced by||David Hannay
William L. Nagle
|Written by||William L. Nagle|
|Edited by||John Scott|
The idea of making the film came from William Nagle who wrote a screenplay to produce himself; David Hannay came on board as co-producer. Dick Richards was originally meant to direct but then Philippe Mora became involved. Mora and the producers wanted to import Americans to play three roles, Leonski, his best friend Gallo, and lawyer Danneberg; Actors Equity only agreed to two.
The budget was originally meant to be $3 million but this was found to be inadequate during shooting and additional funds had to be raised. To save money the shooting schedule was reduced; some of the crew complained to the Australian Theatrical and Amusement Employees' Association, who put a black ban on the film. This meant it was a year before the film was released in Australia.
- David Stratton, The Avocado Plantation: Boom and Bust in the Australian Film Industry, Pan MacMillan, 1990 p45-47
- "Lane Into Film", Cinema Papers, May–June 1981 p148
- Death of a Soldier at the Internet Movie Database
- Death of a Soldier at the National Film and Sound Archive
- Death of a Soldier at New York Times
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