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Publicity still, Northern Star, 31 October 1936, p.4
form y separately published work icon The Flying Doctor single work   film/TV  
Adaptation of The Flying Doctor Robert Waldron , 1934 single work novel
Issue Details: First known date: 1936... 1936 The Flying Doctor
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Although titled The Flying Doctor, the storyline in fact focuses more on the character of outback adventurer Sandy. On his wedding night Sandy deserts his bride, Jenny, and heads to Sydney where he becomes a painter on the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
He later befriends a doctor, John Vaughan, who is in love with a married woman. Unable to continue living with the turmoil he finds himself in, Vaughan accepts a post as flying doctor in the bush.
Sandy, meanwhile, has spent some time in gaol after a brawl at a cricket match. After being released, he heads back to the outback, and soon afterwards strikes a rich vein of gold. His highlife comes to an end, however, when he is shot in a bar-room fight and loses his sight.
Things get worse when he finds out that Vaughan has married Jenny. When Sandy realises that Jenny truly loves the doctor and that he has made a mess of his life, he decides to commit suicide and leave his fortune to the Flying Doctor Service.

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First known date: 1936
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      Australia,
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      National Productions ,
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      Advertisement, Sunday Mail, 23 August 1936, p.24
      Extent: 92 min.p.
      Description: Black and white; sound

Works about this Work

The Polysemous Coathanger : The Sydney Harbour Bridge in Feature Film, 1930-1982 Lennart Jacobsen , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , July - September no. 40 2006;
'The cinema has long been attracted to photographing great cultural icons. This article provides a thorough account of the celluloid life of one of Australia's most distinctive landmarks.' (Publisher's abstract)
Studio Team to Produce 'The Flying Doctor' 1935 single work column
— Appears in: The Daily News , 5 November vol. 55 no. 18917 1935; (p. 7)
The Polysemous Coathanger : The Sydney Harbour Bridge in Feature Film, 1930-1982 Lennart Jacobsen , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , July - September no. 40 2006;
'The cinema has long been attracted to photographing great cultural icons. This article provides a thorough account of the celluloid life of one of Australia's most distinctive landmarks.' (Publisher's abstract)
Studio Team to Produce 'The Flying Doctor' 1935 single work column
— Appears in: The Daily News , 5 November vol. 55 no. 18917 1935; (p. 7)
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