Trooper Campbell

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Trooper Campbell
Directed by Raymond Longford
Written by Raymond Longford
Based on poem by Henry Lawson
Starring Lottie Lyell
Cinematography Higgins brothers
Edited by Higgins brothers
Production
company
Higgins-Longford Company[1]
Release date
  • 1914 (1914)
Running time
one reel
Country Australia
Language Silent film
English intertitles

Trooper Campbell is a 1914 film from director Raymond Longford based on a poem by Henry Lawson.

It was considered a lost film[2] but was discovered in the 1980s. Film writers Graham Shirley and Brian Adams stated that the film:

Shows an advance on The Romantic Story of Margaret Catchpole, not so much in performance, which is still haunted by melodrama, as in the use of depth of field and positioning within the frame... [It] appears to have been hurriedly made (it was never listed among Longford's major achievements) and displays nowhere near the polish of Alfred Rolfe's The Hero of the Dardanelles, completed halfway through the next year.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Raymond Longford", Cinema Papers, January 1974 p51
  2. ^ Eric Reade, History and heartburn: the saga of Australian film, 1896-1978, Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, 1979 p13
  3. ^ Graham Shirley and Brian Adams, Australian Cinema: The First Eighty Years, Currency Press 1989 p 35-36

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