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Forty Thousand Horsemen (1940)

Chauvel introduced a very young and fresh-faced Chips Rafferty, who modelled his performance in part on the comical digger created by Pat Hanna in Diggers (1931).

Length: 89 minutes

Original aspect ratio: 1.37:1 (Academy)

Featured in the Australian Comedy Part 2: The Early Sound Era collection

Production company:


National Film and Sound Archive

NFSA title number: 895

Education Resources:

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