|Directed by||Gerald M. Hayle|
|Written by||Gerald M. Hayle|
Victorian Film Productions
Tiger Island is a 1930 silent Australian film about a father and daughter living on an island off the Victorian coast who become involved in drug running. It is considered a lost film.
An old man and his beautiful daughter are lured to an island on the Victorian coast with the promise of a share in a deceased person's estate. The father finds the fortune was made from drug smuggling, the contraband being dropped off by passing steamers.
The old man joins the drug trade. A detective investigates and falls for the girl. The drug smuggler is unmasked, the old man is exonerated and the detective is united with the girl.
The film was shot as a silent movie in 1929, in Melbourne and off the coast of Victoria.Advertisements for crew were listed in March, and the movie was complete by June. It was the second feature from the Victorian FIlm Production syndicate.
The coming of sound pictures limited its commercial chances.
The film was one of only four films entered in the Commonwealth government's £10,000 film competition. Of the four, it was judged the third best, after Fellers (1930) and The Cheaters (1930) but in front of The Nation of Tomorrow. However, only Fellers was ruled eligible for a prize.
Thunderbolt is a 1910 film in the genre of "outlaw" films at the time that tended to glorify the life of the outlaw "Bushrangers" that roamed the Australian outback in pre-commonwealth days. Shortly after this movie was made, the government of New South Wales banned the manufacture of this type of film on the basis that they were promoting crime.
Frank Harvey was a British-born actor, producer and writer best known for his work in Australia.
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