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Television Episodes Shown Theatrically In Australia Posters



  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 8,337 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    HONDO said:


    All above six daybills were printed for the original Australian theatrical release.

    Daughter Of Mine original U.S.A. television publicity material above. The Stars Don't Shine was part of the series but a daybill image hasn't been located, but the above Australian newspaper advertisement is proof of it's release here in Australia.

    The Ford Television Theatre half hour versions ( 1952 -1957 ). There were 195 episodes shown on U.S.A. television. The series was produced by Screen Gems hence Columbia Pictures handling the theatrical release.

    The titles that I am aware of that obtained a theatrical release here in Australia are -

    Edge Of The Law ( 1952 ) 
    Sunk ( 1952 ) 
    Emergency ( 1953 )
    The Ming Lama ( 1953 )
    Tangier Lady ( 1953 )
    Daughter Of Mine ( 1954 )
    he Stars Don't Shine ( 1955 )

    To date I have located that seven titles out of the original 157 episodes of the series were released in Australia, in it appears in the later half of the 1950's. It is possible there may have been some others also released here, but due to the brevity of the running times, any records are near impossible to locate. It appears that the only way of establishing any other titles is if any other daybills or newspaper advertisements turn up that I will be able to identify titles as being part of the series. This certainly appears that this will be the only way of establishing any more titles

     Margin For Fear ( 1953 ). From the above Canberra, A.C.T. 1958 newspaper advertisement this title from the series located. Does anyone have a daybill image?

  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 8,337 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    edited September 2018
    More to follow.
  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 8,337 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    edited September 2018

    Coming soon Casablanca ( sorry no Anita though ) and Ford Television Theatre.
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  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 8,337 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
     Australian daybill of Hand Of Fate and the only daybill image located. Screened in Australia starting in the late 1950's.

    Casablanca ( originally part of Warner Bros. Presents ) was a ten part series screened 1955 / 1956. 

    Apart from Hand Of Fate, Siren Song & Killer At Large were two other titles from this series that I have established were screened on supporting programmes in the early 1960's in Australia. Most likely they were both released starting earlier in the late 1950's. Records of films running well short of an hour are near impossible to locate any screening details for.                                                                          

     I am uncertain if there were any other titles from the series that may have been released theatrically here as well. The following episodes Satan's Veil and Fateful Night from the series was released theatrically in the U.K., but I cannot establish if either or both obtained a release here in Australia or not.


    My Friend Flicka television series consisted of 39 episodes which ran in 1955 and 1956 in the U.S.A. I am not sure how many of the episodes were screened theatrically in Australia, but the displayed images show us at least ten were. 

    One more image from the My Friend Flicka television series. This brings the total to eleven now of known episodes that were shown theatricially in Australia.
  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 8,337 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    HONDO said:

    For Bruce and others the daybill images of the only four titles released theatrically in Australia.

    Superman And Scotland Yard ( released in Australia in 1954 ).
    Superman Flies Again ( released in Australia in 1955 ).
    Superman In Exile ( released in Australia in 1956 ). 
    Superman's Peril ( released in Australia in 1957 ). 

    Some additional information is that an Australian one sheet of Superman's Peril appeared in the Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace movie poster auction in 1995. Apart from me sighting a very small and dark image in the catalogue, I have, to the best of my knowledge, never seen an image of the one sheet for this title, or any other one sheet images of the other three Superman titles listed above.

    HONDO said:

    My apologies Bruce as there was a fifth Superman film released in Australia titled Superman And The Jungle Devil. I wouldn't have thought the film would have been released as late as it apparently was in Australia. I have almost all the Sydney release information from the 1950's, but unfortunately I don't have the information for the July 1 1958 to June 30 1959 releases. It would appear Superman And The Jungle Devil was released in Sydney sometime during this period. I have now managed to find that the film was shown in December 1960 at a Sydney suburban theatre and also in Canberra ACT  in January 1961. No daybill located but hopefully you will one day find your 2000 sold image to share with us. To make amends for missing this title, and through some further digging on my part, I have come up with this one sheet image from Worthpoint that I did't know existed. Interestingly it says there are three in total.


    Superman And The Jungle Devil ( unknown Australian release date, but probably late 1950's ) daybill. The gorilla featured here on the daybill is absent from the Australian one sheet. Where this image originated from is unknown to me at present.

    Superman And Scotland Yard Australian one sheet ( 1954 release in Australia ), Pity the poster was designed and printed by what appears to have been F. Cunninghame who were my least favoutite printers. Perhapd Bruce can confirm F. Cunninghame is definitely the printer?

    I now have the five daybill images printed for the Superman compilation films that were released in Australa in the 1950's, along also with two australian one sheets. Of the three Australian Superman one sheets that are missng images of, we know that there is a poster of Superman's Peril in existance, which was sold in 1995 at Auction in Sydney.  I am looking for images of Australian one sheets for Superman's Peril, Superman In Exile and Superman Flies Again. Anyone ? If any of them turn please post the images here,

    I intend to post on my Hondo's This and That thread in the future some more information on these five compilation Superman films. 
  • BruceBruce Member, Captain Movie Poster Posts: 952 ✭✭✭ Daybiller
    "Perhapd Bruce can confirm F. Cunninghame is definitely the printer?"

    Matt has confirmed this to you via email. Remember that when ANYONE has a similar question, just email it directly to [email protected]

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