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Chips Rafferty Chips Rafferty i(A132667 works by) (birth name: John William Pilbean Goffage)
Born: Established: 26 Mar 1909 Broken Hill, Broken Hill area, Far West NSW, New South Wales, ; Died: Ceased: 27 May 1971 Elizabeth Bay, Kings Cross area, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,
Gender: Male
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The film career of Chips Rafferty, one of the iconic Australian actors of the twentieth century, stretched from the late 1930s to his death in 1971. During this time, he appeared frequently in major Australian feature films, as well as in a number of British and American productions. In the late 1950s, he even appeared in a series of commercials aired in Britain that set out to encourage British emigration to Australia. In addition to his acting career, Rafferty also produced and wrote the screenplays for a number of films.

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form y separately published work icon Walk into Paradise Walk into Hell (US title) ( dir. Lee Robinson ) Australia : Southern Films International , 1956 7875090 1956 single work film/TV

'As he’s heading for Australia on leave, senior patrol officer Steve McAllister (Chips Rafferty) is recalled to take a patrol into unmapped territory in the highlands of Australian-administered New Guinea. An old prospector, 'Sharkeye’ Kelly (Reg Lye), has discovered oil during an unauthorised expedition that claimed his brother’s life. McAllister is annoyed that he must take a French doctor, a UN malaria specialist (Françoise Christophe) into the interior, but she becomes crucial to the expedition’s success, when they encounter hostile tribes in 'Paradise Valley’.'

Source: Australian Screen.

1956 nominated Festival de Cannes Palme d'Or
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