Paulette McDonagh directing Two Minutes Silence

A film studio where you can see the director, crew and actors filming a scene.
Title:
Paulette McDonagh directing Two Minutes Silence
NFSA ID:
641865
Year:
1932
Category:
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This still is from the production of the McDonagh sisters film Two Minutes Silence (1932).

It features lead actors Isabel McDonagh (billed as Marie Lorraine), Arthur Greenaway and Campbell Copelin being directed by Paulette McDonagh. Visitors to the set look on from behind the crew.

According to film historian Graham Shirley, Two Minutes Silence was Australia's first anti-war film. It was an adaptation of a stage play by Sydney journalist Leslie Haylen, about the lasting trauma of the First World War. 

While the film itself is lost, many production stills survive in the NFSA collection and are available to view online