Kangaroo - The Australian Story (1951)



Maureen O'Hara, Peter Lawford and Richard Boone in Australia with Chips Rafferty and Bud Tingwell.

This was Twentieth Century Fox's first of many productions in Australia.

The promos for this movie say it all. Watch the film and compare:

"Tribute to greatness...TO-NIGHT SCREEN HISTORY IS MADE...as "Kangaroo," the first feature film in Technicolor produced by Hollywood in Australia, makes its debut before distinguished audiences at gala charity previews in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Port Augusta (S.A.) ...memorable occasions to mark the beginning of a new phase of this great enterprise ..."

"SOON all Australia will be seeing the motion picture that has excited world-wide interest...Two years to make but worth waiting for. A motion picture of Australia - for Australia - expertly made as only Hollywood knows how!"

"The continent time forgot...See the wild aborigines of Australia dance the blood-tingling corroboree. See giant lizards, wombats, dingos, bull ants, extinct everywhere else for 60,000,000 years"

"They have caught the thunder of thirst-crazed herds, the scream of the boomerang, and a bull-whip fight never before seen on the screen"

"The cameras record the sight and sound of aborigines in the exciting dance of the corroboree"

"Excitement STAMPEDES THE SCREEN!"

"The Cry of Mighty Adventure!"

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