UNDER THE SOUTHERN CROSS

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A young man emigrates from England having been wrongly accused of a crime. In New Zealand he takes a job on a Hawkes Bay sheep farm, where he quickly adapts to the life and falls in love with Hazel, joint owner of a nearby station. The station manager also fancies Hazel, she rejects his advances. It transpires that the manager was the person who committed the crime back in England and, after he is arrested, the young couple are happily united.

(Note: Hazel is played by Mary Judd, daughter of Albert and Julie Judd who also feature in the film and whose names are incorrectly spelled in the credits).

“In 1925 cameraman Ted Coubray collaborated with visiting Danish director Gustav Pauli. They made two films together, UNDER THE SOUTHERN CROSS and The Romance of Hine-moa (both 1927).” - Te Ara Encyclopaedia of New Zealand; https://teara.govt.nz/en/interactive/42467/under-the-southern-cross-1927; retrieved 22/09/2017.

Not to be confused with the later, 1929, US feature of the same title (for which see F8310)

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Year 1927

Reference number F1920

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Feature

Duration 1:00:00

Production company Sphere Films

Credits Cast: Charles Aubrey Ashford
Cast: Moataa Doughty
Cast: Tui Fryer
Cast: A Judde
Cast: Mrs Judde
Cast: Barton Ginger
Cast: Jean Leckie
Director: Gustav Pauli
Camera: Edwin Coubray