The Melbourne Wedding Belle

Title:
The Melbourne Wedding Belle
NFSA ID:
65847
Year:
1953
Category:
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This tourist promotional film for Melbourne was made as it geared up for the staging of the 1956 Olympic Games.

Produced by the National Film Board in 1953, it is framed around an impending wedding. It shows various members of the family rushing around Melbourne gathering what they need in order to attend the big event.

This is a rare example of Ferraniacolor – a type of colour film developed in Italy – which was used sparingly in Australia before the 'Eastman revolution'.

From the Film Australia Collection © NFSA.

Producer:
Maslyn Williams
Director:
Colin Dean