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The Bushranger (1928 film)

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The Bushranger
Directed byChester Withey
Screenplay byGeorge C. Hull
Paul Perez
Madeleine Ruthven
StarringTim McCoy
Ena Gregory
Russell Simpson
Arthur Lubin
Ed Brady
CinematographyArthur Reed
Edited byWilliam LeVanway
Production
company
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • November 17, 1928 (1928-11-17)
Running time
60 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent

The Bushranger is a 1928 American drama silent film directed by Chester Withey and written by George C. Hull, Paul Perez, and Madeleine Ruthven. The film stars Tim McCoy, Ena Gregory, Russell Simpson, Arthur Lubin and Ed Brady.

The film was released on November 17, 1928, by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.[1][2][3]

Plot

A gentleman is arrested for duelling and sentenced to Van Dieman's Land. He escapes and becomes a bushranger.[4]

Cast

Production

The story was written by Madeleine Ruthven. It was made at the time there was a ban on such films being made in some Australian states.[5][6] The film was reportedly made in response to criticism of too many Westerns being set in America.[7] Frank Baker, brother of Snowy Baker had a role. Dale Austen was a former Miss New Zealand. This was her only Hollywood film.[8]

References

  1. ^ "The Bushranger". AFI. Retrieved November 8, 2014.
  2. ^ "The Bushranger (1928) - Overview - TCM.com". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved November 8, 2014.
  3. ^ "TIM McCOY IN "THE BUSHRANGER"". The Cessnock Eagle and South Maitland Recorder. 14 (1419). New South Wales, Australia. May 24, 1929. p. 5. Retrieved July 16, 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  4. ^ ""The Bushranger": Australia in Hollywood". Sydney Mail. XXXIV (877). New South Wales, Australia. January 16, 1929. p. 20. Retrieved July 16, 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  5. ^ "Australia in Hollywood". Sydney Mail. XXXIII (844). New South Wales, Australia. May 30, 1928. p. 22. Retrieved July 16, 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  6. ^ "Film Theatres and Players". Sydney Mail. XXXIII (846). New South Wales, Australia. June 13, 1928. p. 26. Retrieved July 16, 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  7. ^ "Westerns changing locale". Variety. March 28, 1928. p. 9.
  8. ^ "Films get Beauty of Antipodes" The Los Angeles Times, January 27, 1928, Page 2. Retrieved July 7, 2020


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