History of Australian Cinema: Passionate Industry 1920-1930, The


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1973, 60 Minutes

The twenties was a passionate period - a decade of fervent, feverish activity in the film industry in Australia when over 100 feature films were made. Fewer than 30 survive today.

This documentary features For the Term of His Natural Life, the husband-and-wife team of Louise Lovely and Wilton Wench and the work of director Raymond Longford among material from 50 newsreels, 16 feature films and still photographs drawn from over 70 collections.

The Passionate Industry 1920-1930 encapsulates the history, sociology, customs, clothes and amusements of Australia in the roaring twenties.

An Australian Commonwealth Film Unit Production. © 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.


Director/Writer: Joan Long

Year: 1973

Running Time: 60 Minutes

Classification: Exempt from classification

Curriculum Links: Creative Arts, Studies of Society and Environment, Film, Cinema and Screen Studies, Australian History.


History of Australian Cinema

SKU 000184402
Brand Film Australia

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