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Bitter springs.

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Uniform Title Bitter springs (Motion picture : 1950)
Title Bitter springs.
Published Australia : Released by Umbrella Entertainment, ©2014.
Description 1 DVD-video (83 minutes) : sound, black and white. ; 12 cm.
Notes Catalogued from container.
Umbrella Entertainment : DAVID3154.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1950.
From an original story by Ralph Smart.
'A classic adventure story from the Australian outback' --Cover.
Co-production between Australia and UK.
WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that the following program may contain images and voices of deceased persons.
Credits Director, Ralph Smart ; producer, Michael Balcon ; script, W.P. Lipscomb, M. Danischewsky.
Performers Chips Rafferty, Tommy Trinder, Gordon Jackson, Jean Blue, Charles Tingwell.
Summary A sheep grazier acquires the rights to land in near-desert country adjacent to a reliable source of water. Unfortunately the water is needed by the Aboriginal people already living there, but the new settlers are not prepared to allow them to stay. Conflict soon occurs. A government official, who is somewhat sympathetic to the plight of the original inhabitants, but has to enforce stupid decisions from his superiors, has to come to the aid of the settlers. Finally some compromise is sorted out, where the Aboriginal people are employed to help raise the livestock.
Target audience note Censorship classification: G.
System details DVD video, Dolby digital 2.0 mono, PAL, Region 4, fullframe 4:3 standard.
Language note In English.
Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Land tenure -- Drama
Aboriginal Australians -- Drama
Pioneers -- Australia -- Drama
Feature films -- Australia
Motion pictures, Australian
Feature films -- Great Britain
Motion pictures, British
Australia -- History -- 20th century -- Drama
Genre Action and adventure films
Historical films
Feature films
Other Names Smart, Ralph, 1908-2001 director.
Balcon, Michael, 1896-1977 producer.
Lipscomb, W. P. (William Percy), 1887-1958 screenwriter.
Danischewsky, Monja, 1911-1994 screenwriter.
Rafferty, Chips, 1909-1971 actor.
Trinder, Tommy, 1909-1989 actor.
Tingwell, Charles, 1923-2009 actor.
Jackson, Gordon, 1923-1990 actor.
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