One Hundred Years Ago
|One Hundred Years Ago|
|Directed by||Gaston Mervale|
|Written by||P. W. Marony|
|8 May 1911|
One Hundred Years Ago is a 1911 Australian silent film directed by Gaston Mervale. It features an early screen performance from Louise Lovely (billed as "Louise Carbasse") and is considered a lost film.
The movie was billed as "an Anglo-Australian romantic drama". Jasper Hugh Lovel is sent to prison at Norfolk Island for a crime he did not commit. A woman in England who loves him manages to secure his pardon and they are reunited.
- Louise Carbasse as Judith (in love with Lovel)
- Harrie Ireland as Katharine (a burglar's wife)
- A.J. Patrick as Lovel (a young squire)
- Godfrey Cass as Captain Ridd (his rival)
- Alf Scarlett as an Old Jew (a receiver of stolen goods)
- James Martin as a magistrate
- Harry Beaumont as a Burglar
- Harry Carew as The Governor
- Tom Lucas as a Young Man
The film was shot at Australian Life Biograph's factory in Manly, New South Wales. Unlike many Australian films of the time, it was an original script, not based on a play. The author was Patrick William Marony.
The story is founded on fact. In an old cell at Norfolk Island may be seen the following inscription: "I, Jasper Hugh Lovel, here proclaim, before God and man, I am innocent. May God avenge me on mine enemy."
- Andrew Pike and Ross Cooper, Australian Film 1900–1977: A Guide to Feature Film Production, Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1998, p19
- "Advertising.". The Sydney Morning Herald. National Library of Australia. 9 May 1911. p. 2. Retrieved 26 January 2012.
- "Advertising.". The Sydney Morning Herald. National Library of Australia. 13 May 1911. p. 2. Retrieved 26 January 2012.
- "MLLE ANTONIA DOLORES.". The Sydney Morning Herald. National Library of Australia. 13 May 1911. p. 14. Retrieved 25 January 2012.
- "Advertising.". The Sydney Morning Herald. National Library of Australia. 13 May 1911. p. 2. Retrieved 26 April 2014.
- One Hundred Years Ago at the Internet Movie Database
- One Hundred Years Ago at National Film and Sound Archive
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