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Advertisement, Queensland Times, 23 February 1925, p.9
form y When the Kellys Were Out single work   film/TV   crime   historical fiction  
Alternative title: The True Story of the Kelly Gang
Issue Details: First known date: 1923 1923
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A film version of the story of the Kelly Gang.

According to contemporary reviews:

'The picture shows the Kelly home and the misunderstandings there with the trooper Fitzpatrick, which really caused the taking to the bush of the young outlaws. Among other events shown are the holding-up of Younghusband Station, the robbing of the bank at Jerilderie, the battle at Glenrowan, and the last stand of Ned Kelly in his famous armour.'

Source:

'When the Kellys Were Out', Mail [Adelaide], 15 September 1923, p.12.

Notes

  • A shortened version of the film was released in England under the title The True Story of the Kelly Gang.
  • The film was banned in New South Wales under the restrictions on bushranging films, but was released in Melbourne. An unsuccessful attempt to overturn the ban was made in 1925.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

The Long Shadow of 1927 Ray Edmondson , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Studies in Australasian Cinema , vol. 9 no. 3 2015; (p. 230-240)
y The Ned Kelly Films : A Cultural History of Kelly History Stephen Gaunson , Bristol Chicago : Intellect , 2013 7520597 2013 multi chapter work criticism

'One of Australia’s most notorious outlaws, Ned Kelly lived on the land from the time of his first arrest at age 14, until police captured him and his Kelly gang a decade later in 1880. Immortalized in a series of onscreen productions, he has since become one of the most resilient screen presences in the history of Australian cinema.

'Covering the nine feature films, three miniseries, and two TV movies that have been made about this controversial character, Stephen Gaunson illuminates a central irony: from novels to comics to the branding of the site where he was captured, most cultural representations of Kelly are decidedly lowbrow. But only the films have been condemned for not offering a more serious interpretation of this figure and his historical context. Asking what value we can place on such ‘bad’ historical cinema, Gaunson offers new insights about the textual characteristics of cinematic material and the conditions of film distribution, circulation, and reception.' (Publication summary)

y The Ned Kelly Films : A Cultural History of Kelly History Stephen Gaunson , Bristol Chicago : Intellect , 2013 7520597 2013 multi chapter work criticism

'One of Australia’s most notorious outlaws, Ned Kelly lived on the land from the time of his first arrest at age 14, until police captured him and his Kelly gang a decade later in 1880. Immortalized in a series of onscreen productions, he has since become one of the most resilient screen presences in the history of Australian cinema.

'Covering the nine feature films, three miniseries, and two TV movies that have been made about this controversial character, Stephen Gaunson illuminates a central irony: from novels to comics to the branding of the site where he was captured, most cultural representations of Kelly are decidedly lowbrow. But only the films have been condemned for not offering a more serious interpretation of this figure and his historical context. Asking what value we can place on such ‘bad’ historical cinema, Gaunson offers new insights about the textual characteristics of cinematic material and the conditions of film distribution, circulation, and reception.' (Publication summary)

The Long Shadow of 1927 Ray Edmondson , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Studies in Australasian Cinema , vol. 9 no. 3 2015; (p. 230-240)
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