This is an excerpt from a mute trailer for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's Million Dollar Mermaid (Mervyn LeRoy, USA, 1952).
Champion swimmer, silent movie star, underwater ballerina, entrepreneur, vaudeville entertainer and author.
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From the Film Australia Collection. Made by Film Australia 1993. Directed by Frank Heimans. Born in NSW in 1920, Faith Bandler is a descendant of South Sea Islanders.
Fanny Brawne (Abbie Cornish) and her mother (Kerry Fox) visit Mr and Mrs Dilke (Gerard Monaco, Claudie Blakley).
In the wake of his brother Tom’s death, John Keats (Ben Whishaw) visits Mrs Brawne (Kerry Fox) and her children, Fanny (Abbie Cornish), Toots (Edie Martin) and Samuel (Thomas Brodie-Sangster).
John Keats (Ben Whishaw) and Fanny Brawne (Abbie Cornish) exchange love letters during Keats’ writing retreat on the Isle of Wight. Summary by Richard Kuipers.
In the US, Li (Chi Cao) spots a student ballerina (Amanda Schull) practising and goes to help her. They talk and laugh as he holds her in the air. Summary by Lynden Barber.
In China’s Shandong province in 1972 three Beijing Communist Party officials (Zhi Xue Chai, Chang Suo Zhang and Jie Cheng) visit a rural school where the young pupils sing a song of praise to natio
Li’s (Chi Cao) first public appearance in a leading role with the Houston Ballet is a triumph – one watched with pride by his US mentor Ben (Bruce Greenwood) from the audience, and his girlfriend L