Three in one

Australia, 1956

Film

A trilogy of Australian stories about mateship. “Joe Wilson’s Mates”, from a story by Henry Lawson, is set in the 1890’s and is about a stranger in town who dies alone, but is given a funeral because he carries a Union Card. “The Load of Wood”, from a story by Frank Hardy, is set during the depression of the 1930’s. “The City”, is a love story set in Sydney in the 1950’s. The three stories are linked by introductory comments from John McCallum, who also narrates them. Cast includes Leonard Teale, Edmund Allison, Jock Levy, Joan Landor, Brian Vicery, Reg Lye.

Credits

production company

Australian Tradition Films

producer/director

Cecil Holmes

Duration

01:28:02:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1956

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

017506

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Adaptations

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - Awards

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → National characteristics, Australian

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → National characteristics, Australian

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Mateship

Literature → Australian literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Literature

Literature → Short stories

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - overscan

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - presentation

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - overscan

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - presentation

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