Sentimental Bloke, The


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Year 1919. Duration 100 Minutes. Classification: G.

A comedy, a romance, a ripping good yarn - The Sentimental Bloke is an icon of Australian early silent film.

Set in the Sydney working class suburb of Woolloomooloo and based on the best-selling verses of C J Dennis’ 1915 book The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke, Raymond Longford’s film humorously tells the heart-warming story of larrikin Bill – the Sentimental Bloke – his sweetheart Doreen, and his ruffian mate Ginger Mick.

This version incorporates new footage found in the vaults of George Eastman House (Rochester, New York), restored with the vibrant colours of the original tinting and toning.

Musical accompaniment composed by Jen Anderson and performed by Jen Anderson and The Larrikins.

© 2018 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.

How the NFSA Restored and Re-Released ‘The Bloke’ by Graham Shirley – go to link here

Free Teachers’ Notes - Download here


Director: Raymond Longford

Producer: Southern Cross Feature Film Co Ltd

Cast: Arthur Tauchert (Bill), Lottie Lyell (Doreen)

Year: 1919

Running Time: 100 Minutes

Classification: G.

Curriculum Links: Australian Drama; Australian History; K-10 English 'Cultural, Social and Gender Perspectives'; Film, Cinema and Screen Studies; Gender Studies, HSIE/SOSE - Exploring Australia's National Identity; Theatre and Performance Studies.


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SKU 201470200
Brand NFSA

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