Robbery Under Arms (1907 Tait film)

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Robbery Under Arms
Produced byJohn Tait
Nevin Tait
Johnson & Gibson
Based onnovel by Rolf Boldrewood
Release date
31 October 1907[1]
Running time
over 5,000 feet[2]
CountryAustralia
LanguageSilent film
English intertitles

Robbery Under Arms is a 1907 Australian film based on the popular novel. It was from the team of J and N Tait and Millard Johnson and W Gibson, who had just made The Story of the Kelly Gang.[3][4][5]

It is considered a lost film.

Another film based on the same the book came out the same year, which was filmed in Sydney.[6][7][8]

This has led to some confusion as to whether the Tait-Johnson-Gibson film even existed.

Plot[edit]

According to a contemporary newspaper report, "All the incidents of the romantic bushranger Starlight are enacted, from the first incident, the branding of stolen cattle, to the "Last stand of Starlight and the Marston boys."[9]

Production[edit]

The film was completed by October 1907. It was shot in Melbourne[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Advertising". Melbourne Punch. 31 October 1907. p. 27. Retrieved 18 June 2015 – via National Library of Australia.
  2. ^ "ENGAGEMENT". Melbourne Punch. 31 October 1907. p. 27. Retrieved 18 June 2015 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ "Greenroom Gossip". Melbourne Punch. 10 October 1907. p. 34. Retrieved 18 June 2015 – via National Library of Australia.
  4. ^ ""Robbery under Arms."". Table Talk. Melbourne. 7 November 1907. p. 24. Retrieved 18 June 2015 – via National Library of Australia.
  5. ^ "Film Year Book: The 1922-23 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures" p 171 accessed 24 June 2015
  6. ^ ""ROBBERY UNDER ARMS."". The West Australian. Perth. 24 December 1907. p. 9. Retrieved 18 June 2015 – via National Library of Australia.
  7. ^ "PICTURE PROFILES IN THE OLDEN DAYS". Winner. Melbourne. 9 February 1916. p. 11. Retrieved 18 June 2015 – via National Library of Australia.
  8. ^ W Gibson obituary which refers to film
  9. ^ ""ROBBERY UNDER ARMS."". The Telegraph. Brisbane. 11 February 1908. p. 5. Retrieved 20 June 2015 – via National Library of Australia.
  10. ^ "MUSIC AND THE DRAMA". The Examiner (DAILY ed.). Launceston, Tasmania. 11 October 1907. p. 2. Retrieved 18 June 2015 – via National Library of Australia.

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