Australian Screen

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All titles produced in 1937

7 titles

Dad and Dave from Snake Gully – Episode 1 radio – 1937

The first episode of the long-running Dad and Dave radio show from 1937.

Imperial Tractors: Western Australian Farmers Support an Australian Industry advertisement – 1937

This cinema advertisement introduces Imperial Tractors and uses a similar style to the industrial documentaries produced in the 1920s.

It Isn’t Done feature film – 1937

1937 was Cinesound’s golden year – the studio’s films now boasted wittier scripts, more attention to performance, and a series of strong leading players.

Lovers and Luggers feature film – 1937

This entertaining film is packed with action, romance and comedy — the cocktail Ken G Hall’s usually offers — but also sophistication.

Mystery Island feature film – 1937

Two of the principal actors disappeared at sea after filming finished and what became of them is still unknown.

Spirit of Progress: Australia’s Wonder Train documentary – 1937

As the only new passenger train to be constructed in Australia during the 1930s, the Spirit of Progress was a symbol of technological achievement.

Tall Timbers feature film – 1937

The finale, in which a whole hillside of trees are felled, was shot as a miniature in the studio after repeated attempts on location.