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Issue Details: First known date: 1929... 1929 Getting Through
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Getting Through, Jim Gerald's burlesque of the "talkie" phenomenon is a silent comedy film that was accompanied by off-screen dialogue from its three Australian stars - Gerald, Essie Jennings and Phyllis Du Barry, along with members of the Jim Gerald Revue Company. The storyline depicts the troubles of an Australian family as they attempt to pass through an America customs office.

The film's genesis can be traced back to 1928 when Gerald travelled to America hoping to establish his career outside Australia. While in Hollywood he co-wrote and produced several two reel films. After returning to Australia in early-1929 Gerald presented Getting Through as a support feature to one of his revusicals.

Source: Australian Variety Theatre Archive [sighted 16/04/2018]

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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      Americas,
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      Jim Gerald ,
      1929 .
      Extent: 2 reelsp.
      Description: Live sound ; black and white

Works about this Work

'Getting Through' Clay Djubal , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Variety Theatre Archive : Popular Culture Entertainment: 1850-1930

Clay Djubal provides some insight into comedian Jim Gerald 's 1929 burlesque 'talkie,' 'Getting Through.'

[Untitled] 1929 single work review
— Appears in: Everyone's , 13 March 1929; (p. 48)
Jim Gerald's Ideas of U.S.A. Largely About Flops! 1928 single work interview
— Appears in: Everyone's , 14 November 1928; (p. 41)
An interview with Jim Gerald following his retuun from the United States.
'Getting Through' Clay Djubal , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Variety Theatre Archive : Popular Culture Entertainment: 1850-1930

Clay Djubal provides some insight into comedian Jim Gerald 's 1929 burlesque 'talkie,' 'Getting Through.'

[Untitled] 1929 single work review
— Appears in: Everyone's , 13 March 1929; (p. 48)
Jim Gerald's Ideas of U.S.A. Largely About Flops! 1928 single work interview
— Appears in: Everyone's , 14 November 1928; (p. 41)
An interview with Jim Gerald following his retuun from the United States.

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This entry has been sourced from research undertaken by Dr Clay Djubal into Australian-written popular music theatre (ca. 1850-1930). See also the Australian Variety Theatre Archive

Last amended 24 Apr 2018 07:29:36
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