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Efftee Studio Opening in Melbourne: Speech by Frank Forde (1931)

This short film from 1931 records the opening of Frank Thring Senior’s Efftee Film Studios and the screening of the first ‘all-Australian talkie program’. Forde expresses optimism about the future of Australian film making, with a positive impact on local jobs and the presentation of ‘typical Australian characters’ onscreen.

Length: 3 minutes 40 seconds

Original aspect ratio: 1.37:1 (Academy)

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National Film and Sound Archive

NFSA title number: 44046

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