The Flying Doctor: ballroom scene

Title:
The Flying Doctor: ballroom scene
NFSA ID:
6897
Year:
1936
Category:
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A ballroom scene required for the film brought a a touch of style into the production. A number of high Sydney socialites were given roles as extras for the day's filming which must have been unusual to be dressed in evening wear at 10am! Appearing in the scene was the Frank Coughlan Band which would later become the famous Trocadero Orchestra. Coughlan is often recognised as being one of the most influential musicians in the development of jazz in Australia.

Director:
Miles Mander
Actors:
Charles Farrell, Mary Maguire and James Raglan