Advertisement, Chronicle and North Coast Advertiser, 1 March 1918, p.2
form y The Hayseeds Come to Sydney single work   film/TV  
Alternative title: The Hayseeds Come to Town
Issue Details: First known date: 1917... 1917 The Hayseeds Come to Sydney
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'Dad has decided to blow up a bit of the £5000 sweep that he has won and he takes his family — the whole mob of them— together with relatives, to the city. Cousin Harold promised to show them round and he led them into scrapes. The Hayseeds go bathing at Manly, and Dad nearly gets drowned. ' My word, that was a big waterhole,' he said, when be recovered his breath. They got into the hands of spielers, who learned the lesson that The Hayseeds were no mugs. They went to the gardens, the barber, the shops, the theatres, the zoo, and every other place till Joe wrote down from the selection to say that Spotty, the cow had a calf and Mum's chickens were hatching. Then all got homesick and hurried back.'


'Empire Pictures', The Southern Mail, 26 July 1918, p.2.

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      Beaumont Smith's Productions ,
      1917 .
      Advertisement, Chronicle and North Coast Advertiser, 1 March 1918, p.2
      Extent: 4000 feetp.
      Description: Silent; black-and-white
      Series: form y The Hayseeds Beaumont Smith , Australia : Beaumont Smith's Productions J. C. Williamson's Ltd , 1917-1933 7703561 1917 series - author film/TV

      A series of films written and directed by Beaumont Smith and featuring 'The Hayseeds', a rural family. The films range from rural comedy to science fiction.

      The films were very much marketed as a series in the early days, with newspapers identifying each new film by their number in the series.

      After the first four films, there was a pause of some years before the next two 'Hayseed' films were released. The comparative lack of box-office success of these two led to another hiatus, before the release of the comedy-musical The Hayseeds (essentially a re-boot of the series, and the only 'talkie' among them) in 1933.

      Number in series: 2
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