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The 1930s Golden Era of Australian Movies: A Tribute to Ken G Hall AO OBE (1988)

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Filmmaker Ken G Hall talks about directing Cecil Kellaway in It Isn’t Done (1937).

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It Isn’t Done (1937) is the fish out of water story of a humble Australian farmer (played by Cecil Kellaway) who suddenly finds himself among the English upper class when he inherits an old baronial estate. The film illustrates his and his family’s relation to British social values in a comical way. Hall says he was most pleased that he was able to work in some of his own touches, and that the audience liked them.

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