Advertisement, The Advertiser, 21 September 1912, p.2
form y The Squatter and the Clown single work   film/TV  
Note: The author of the screenplay has not yet been traced.
Issue Details: First known date: 1911... 1911 The Squatter and the Clown
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An obscure film, about which little is now known. Contemporary Australia newspaper reports indicated that the film consisted of fifteen scenes and 'is said to be a typical story of the bush, telling the touching story of a strolling player's devotion to his wife' ([Untitled], Border Watch, 16 September 1911, p.2.), while a New Zealand newspaper describes it as 'a fine picture dealing with circus life, into which is mingled a pathetic little story in connection with the clown, his wife, and a squatter' ('Royal Pictures', Taranaki Daily News, 26 July 1911, p.8).


  • The New Zealand newspaper, the Auckalnd Star, described the film in an advertisement as 'the Great New Zealand bush drama' (15 July 1911, p.12), but this appears to have been an anomaly: other New Zealand newspapers describe it as 'a typical story of the bush and redolent [...] of Australian life in the back blocks' (Taranaki Daily News, 29 July 1911, p.8).

    Curiously, however, it does appear to have been shown in New Zealand at least one month before it was shown in Australia.

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Note: The director of this film has not been traced.
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