Pommy Arrives in Australia
|Pommy Arrives in Australia|
|Directed by||Raymond Longford|
|Written by||Raymond Longford|
|13 September 1913|
Pommy Arrives in Australia is a 1913 Australian silent film directed by Raymond Longford. The director's first comedy, and the first purely comic feature made in Australia, it is considered a lost film.
An English immigrant is caught up in a series of comic incidents in Australia due to a trio of local tomboys.
There had been comic shorts made in Australia prior to this movie, such as Percy Gets a Job (1912) but this was the first feature-length comedy. Longford later went on to make the comedy short Ma Hogan's New Boarder.
The film only had a short run in cinemas and is among Longford's least known works.
- "Raymond Longford", Cinema Papers, January 1974 p51
- Graham Shirley and Brian Adams, Australian Cinema: The First Eighty Years, Currency Press 1989 p 48
- Andrew Pike and Ross Cooper, Australian Film 1900–1977: A Guide to Feature Film Production, Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1998, 40
- "Advertising.". Warwick Examiner and Times (St. Lucia, Qld. : 1867 - 1919). St. Lucia, Qld.: National Library of Australia. 6 June 1914. p. 1. Retrieved 21 April 2012.
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