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Advertisement from the Sunday Times, 30 January 1921, p.22.
form y Possum Paddock single work   film/TV  
Adaptation of Possum Paddock Kate Howarde 1919 single work drama
Issue Details: First known date: 1921 1921
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'This [silent film] is the screen adaptation of theatrical entrepreneur Kate Howarde's very successful stage play. The incomplete footage goes some way to showing why the storyline was so popular, with struggling bushman Andrew McQuade having to sell off his precious 50 acre field 'Possum Paddock', to pay off his bank loan. The trials and tribulations of the paddock and of daughter Nancy, who is courted by both a gentlemanly neighbour and a cad happily resolve themselves ... The film did well commercially after opening at the Lyric Theatre, Sydney on 29 January 1921. A scene involving the plight of an unmarried mother was cut by censors. Critics found the film a little long but likeable. Much of the stage cast was retained for the film.' (National Film and Sound Archive record)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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      Kate Howarde , 1921 .
      193252515100539146.jpg
      Advertisement from the Sunday Times, 30 January 1921, p.22.
      Note/s:
      • The film was produced by Kate Howarde.
      • Released 29 January 1921
      • Originally 6500 feet, surviving 993 feet with some nitrate damage (16mm, 41 min., 22min. @ 16fps). (National Film and Sound Archive record)

Works about this Work

Celebrating Kate Howarde Ina Bertrand , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , September-October no. 22 2002;
Celebrating Kate Howarde Ina Bertrand , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , September-October no. 22 2002;
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