The Day (1914 film)
|Directed by||Alfred Rolfe|
|Produced by||Archie Fraser
|Written by||Johnson Weir|
|Based on||poem by Henry Chappell|
|11 November 1914|
The Fraser brothers were two distributors and exhibitors who occasionally dabbled in production. They had just made a number of films with Raymond Longford but he had left and Alfred Rolfe became their in-house director instead.
The script was adapted from a popular poem by railway porter Henry Chappell. The screenplay was written by actor Johnson Weir. Weir would recite the poem during screenings.
Actor Jame Martin played a Belgian civilian attacked by two German soldiers. During filming he was struck by a bayonet and had to be treated at St Vincents Hospital.
The Referee wrote that the film " is a theme patriotic from opening to end, and it promises to prove a crowded house magnet."
- "Advertising". The Sydney Morning Herald. National Library of Australia. 6 November 1914. p. 2. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
- "THE DAY". The Sydney Morning Herald. National Library of Australia. 7 November 1914. p. 11. Retrieved 29 March 2012.
- Andrew Pike and Ross Cooper, Australian Film 1900–1977: A Guide to Feature Film Production, Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1998, p 52
- "WORLD OF RECREATION". The Worker. Brisbane: National Library of Australia. 26 November 1914. p. 12. Retrieved 29 March 2012.
- "MOVING PICTURES". The Referee. Sydney: National Library of Australia. 11 November 1914. p. 15. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
- The Day on IMDb
- The Day at National Film and Sound Archive
- Text of the poem by Henry Chappell
- The Day at AustLit
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