On Our Selection (1930)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - Australia  |  
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To American ears, On Our Selection may seem like the title of a musical. Accordingly, the film's title was changed to On Our Little Place for the benefit of non-Australian filmgoers. Based on a play by Steele Rudd, the film stars Bert Bailey as Rudd's alter ego, a small-time rancher who tries to make a go of his spread with the help of his large and loyal family. The film proved so popular that it spawned a series of "Rudd Family" films, the Aussie equivalent to the Hardy Family saga. Former newsreel editor Ken Hall, who was soon to become Australia's most prolific filmmakers, made his feature-film directorial debut with On Our Selection.

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range, Australia, chronicle, family, life, ranch, slice-of-life