One Hundred Years Ago

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One Hundred Years Ago
Directed by Gaston Mervale
Written by P. W. Marony
Starring Louise Carbasse
Production
company
Release date
8 May 1911
Running time
2,000 feet[1]
Country Australia
Language Silent film
English intertitles

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.

Plot[edit]

The movie was billed as "an Anglo-Australian romantic drama".[2] 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.[3]

Cast[edit]

  • 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

Production[edit]

The film was shot at Australian Life Biograph's factory in Manly, New South Wales.[4] 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."[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andrew Pike and Ross Cooper, Australian Film 1900–1977: A Guide to Feature Film Production, Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1998, p19
  2. ^ "Advertising.". The Sydney Morning Herald. National Library of Australia. 9 May 1911. p. 2. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Advertising.". The Sydney Morning Herald. National Library of Australia. 13 May 1911. p. 2. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "MLLE ANTONIA DOLORES.". The Sydney Morning Herald. National Library of Australia. 13 May 1911. p. 14. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Advertising.". The Sydney Morning Herald. National Library of Australia. 13 May 1911. p. 2. Retrieved 26 April 2014. 

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