If the Huns Came to Melbourne
|If the Huns Came to Melbourne|
|Directed by||George Coates|
|Studio||Advance Film Corporations|
|Release date(s)||29 May 1916|
|Running time||3 reels|
If the Huns Came to Melbourne is a 1916 Australian silent film directed by George Coates. A World War I propaganda tale, it is considered a lost film. It was not widely shown and was made with a low budget.
Advertising for the film stated that:
Imagine, if uou can, the nameless horrors perpetuated on helpless Belgians in the name of German Kulture! Think for a moment on a repetition of the dreadful nightmare in Melbourne. Picture those nearest and dearest to you at the mercy of the Huns! This is what the producers have set out to do in this remarkable picture.
Interior scenes were shot in an open air at Albert Park in Melbourne.
- "ITEMS OF INTEREST.". The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956) (Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia). 16 May 1916. p. 8. Retrieved 30 June 2012.
- "Advertising.". Reporter (Box Hill, Vic. : 1889 - 1918) (Box Hill, Vic.: National Library of Australia). 2 June 1916. p. 4. Retrieved 30 June 2012.
- Andrew Pike and Ross Cooper, Australian Film 1900–1977: A Guide to Feature Film Production, Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1998, p 64
- "Classified Advertising.". The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956) (Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia). 3 June 1916. p. 26. Retrieved 30 June 2012.
- ""IF THE HUNS CAME TO MELBOURNE!".". The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 - 1929) (Adelaide, SA: National Library of Australia). 29 May 1916. p. 4. Retrieved 30 June 2012.
- If the Huns Came to Melbourne at the Internet Movie Database
- The Effectiveness of Australian Film Propaganda for the War Effort 1914-1918 by Daniel Reynaud at Screening the Past
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