Die Geschichte der Kelly Bande (1906) watch online HD
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Considered the first full-length feature film ever made.
Only fragments of this film are known to survive.
Gang member Joe Byrne's actual suit of armour was borrowed from the Victorian Museum and worn in the film.
First dramatic film to run for more than 60 minutes. (Feature-length records of boxing matches predate it.)
Frank Mills was a Canadian who was a member of the Bland Holt touring company. He was clad in Ned Kelly's actual armor for the filming of the movie, and disappeared before it was finished. An extra had to complete the filming in long shots after Frank Mills left.
Restored and colourised for DVD release.
The film was banned in Benalla and Wangarratta, Australia, in 1907, and then again in Adelaide in 1911.
The first Australian (theatrical or not) film ever made.
There were no intertitles, instead actors provided live narration, dialogue and sound effects.
Some consider that this, at an original run time of over an hour, was the first feature length film made. But only 296 meter/971 feet of film footage survived. Played at 18 frames per second this concludes to a short film of 15 minutes of run time.
Pioneer filmmaker Herbert Booth trained some of the people involved with this project.
|Elizabeth Tait||-||Kate Kelly|
|John Tait||-||School Master|
|Rest of cast listed alphabetically:|
|Norman Campbell||-||Steve Hart|
|Will Coyne||-||Joe Byrne|
|Sam Crewes||-||Dan Kelly|
|Jack Ennis||-||Steve Hart|
|John Forde||-||Dan Kelly|
|Mr. Marshall||-||Dan Kelly|
|Mr. McKenzie||-||Steve Hart|
|Frank Mills||-||Ned Kelly|