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Uncivilised (1936)

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clip A fight to the death

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Moopil (not credited) leads his renegade band in a raid on Mara’s tribe. In the midst of the great battle, when Moopil tries to abduct Beatrice (Margot Rhys), Mara (Dennis Hoey) strangles him.

Curator’s notes

An exceptionally violent battle for the time in which it was made. The violence caused problems for Chauvel, when the Commonwealth censor requested cuts to the strangling scene.

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