Advertisement, Morning Bulletin, 21 December 1927, p.2
form y The Winning of Betty single work   film/TV   humour   romance  
Issue Details: First known date: 1927 1927
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Rockhampton's first locally made film, The Winning of Betty was billed as a comedy. Local newspapers made much of the entirely local content of the film, including cast members and, as the Morning Bulletin notes, 'In dilfferent parts of the picture many resident citizens are also noticeable' (17 December 1927, p.3).

The plot followed two local politicians competing for both the election win and the hand in marriage of Betty the school-teacher.

Rockhampton's Morning Bulletin ran many short articles on the production of the film, which can be accessed directly (via Trove Australia) from the list of further reading below.

Further Reading:

'The Winning of Betty', Morning Bulletin, 5 December 1927, p.3.

'The Winning of Betty', Morning Bulletin, 6 December 1927, p.6.

'The Winning of Betty', Morning Bulletin, 9 December 1927, p.3.

'The Winning of Betty', Morning Bulletin, 17 December 1927, p.3.


  • Primary cast members Maude Symons, Reg Robertson, and Douglas Gillison were 'three players who are well known to Rockhampton audiences through recent stage successes' (Morning Bulletin, 5 December 1927, p.3).

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