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King of the Coral Sea (1954)

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clip ‘We found one’

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Clip description

Ted King (Chips Rafferty) is questioned by Sergeant Charlie White (Charles Peverill) about the body he found at sea. Ted’s daughter, Rusty (Ilma Adey), welcomes him ashore and his American offsider, Jack Janiero (Rod Taylor), tells Ted that company boss Merriman is about to arrive.

Curator’s notes

Chips Rafferty personifies the no-nonsense Aussie bloke. He cooperates with policeman Charlie White but has the disrespect for authority – ‘You coppers always want to know something about something’ – that’s ingrained in the psyche of many Australians. The exotic location is shown to good advantage by cameraman Ross Wood.

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