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Ken G. Hall

Biography

Probably one of the most well known Australian directors in film background. He was in charge of over 35 game titles between 1928 and 1957. He analyzed in the North Sydney Kids’ SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL prior to making his 1st film in 1928. He was presented with the exclusive Raymond Longford Honor from the Australian Film Institute in 1976. He wedded Irene Addison in 1925, who later on passed away in 1972. His existence influenced the Ken G. Hall Honor, which was granted to Rupert Murdoch in 1995.

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Full Name Ken G. Hall
Date Of Birth February 22, 1901
Died February 8, 1994, Sydney, Australia
Place Of Birth Australia
Profession Director
Nationality Australian
Spouse Irene Addison
Parents Florence Hall, Charles Hall
Awards AACTA Longford Lyell Award, Logie Awards Hall of Fame
Movies Dad and Dave Come to Town, On Our Selection, Kokoda Front Line!, The Squatter's Daughter, The Silence of Dean Maitland, Strike Me Lucky, Smithy, Tall Timbers, Grandad Rudd, Mr. Chedworth Steps Out, Lovers and Luggers, The Broken Melody, Gone to the Dogs, Orphan of the Wilderness, Let George Do It, Come Up Smiling, Cinesound Varieties, Dad Rudd, M. P., The Exploits of the Emden, It Isn't Done, South West Pacific, That's Cricket, 100,000 Cobbers, Thrill of the Surf, Ghosts of Port Arthur, Thoroughbred, Searchlight on Japan, Moresby Under the Blitz, Australia Marches with Britain, Overland Adventure, Fighting Blood, Give Us This Day, Road to Victory: Milestones in the Struggle for Liberty, South Pacific Playground, Australian Bushland Symphony, The Kurnell Story, First Victory Loan: Return Journey, Anzacs in Overalls, Fourth Liberty Loans: I Had A Son, Men of Timor, Eleventh Hour, Music in Our Schools, Front Line at Salamaua, Thar She Blows!, Another Threshold, R.A.A.F. Eagles Over New Guinea, Can John Braund Cure Cancer?, Haven on the Hill, From Palestine to Bengazi with the Prime Minister, The Bismarck Convoy Smashed, Pacific Adventure
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#Fact
1Pioneer Australian film maker, a former journalist, stage manager and movie publicist. Hall turned out modestly made, but popular motion pictures as head of Cinesound Studios during the 1930's and 40's (including the successful 'Rudd Family' series). Cinesound was later partly owned by the Rank Organisation. Hall then moved into television, working as general manager of Australia's first TV station, Channel Nine, from 1956 to 1966.
2He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1972 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to the Australian Motion Picture Industry.


Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Kurnell Story1957Short
Overland Adventure: The Story of the 1954 Redex Reliability Trial1954
South Pacific Playground1953
Australian Bushland Symphony1952
Music in Our Schools1951Short
Thrill of the Surf1949Short
Searchlight on Japan1948Short
Pacific Adventure1946
First Victory Loan: Return Journey1944
Fourth Liberty Loan: I Had a Son1943Short
Give Us This Day1943Short
South West Pacific1943Short
100,000 Cobbers1942Short
Moresby Under the Blitz1942Documentary short
Eleventh Hour1942/IIShort
Anzacs in Overalls: Australia's Part as the Main Allied Base in the South-west Pacific1941Short
Australia Marches with Britain: Highlights of the National War Effort1941Documentary short
Road to Victory: Milestones in the Struggle for Liberty1941
Dad Rudd, M.P.1940
Gone to the Dogs1939
Mr. Chedworth Steps Out1939
Let George Do It1938
The Farmer Goes to Town1938
Vengeance of the Deep1938
The Broken Melody1937
Timberland Terror1937
It Isn't Done1937
Thoroughbred1936
Wild Innocence1936
Strike Me Lucky1936
Grandad Rudd1935
Cinesound Varieties1934
The Silence of Dean Maitland1934
The Squatter's Daughter1933
On Our Selection1932
Ghosts of Port Arthur1932Short as arranged by
That's Cricket1931Short
The Exploits of the Emden1928

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Kurnell Story1957Short producer
Overland Adventure: The Story of the 1954 Redex Reliability Trial1954producer
South Pacific Playground1953producer
Australian Bushland Symphony1952producer
Fighting Blood1951Short producer
Music in Our Schools1951Short producer
Thrill of the Surf1949Short producer
Searchlight on Japan1948Short producer
First Victory Loan: Return Journey1944producer
Fourth Liberty Loan: I Had a Son1943Short producer
Give Us This Day1943Short producer
South West Pacific1943Short producer
100,000 Cobbers1942Short producer
Kokoda Front Line!1942Documentary short producer
Eleventh Hour1942/IIShort producer
Anzacs in Overalls: Australia's Part as the Main Allied Base in the South-west Pacific1941Short producer
Australia Marches with Britain: Highlights of the National War Effort1941Documentary short producer
Road to Victory: Milestones in the Struggle for Liberty1941producer
Dad Rudd, M.P.1940producer
Gone to the Dogs1939producer
Come Up Smiling1939producer
The Farmer Goes to Town1938producer
Vengeance of the Deep1938producer
The Broken Melody1937producer
Timberland Terror1937producer
Wild Innocence1936producer
Strike Me Lucky1936producer
Grandad Rudd1935producer
The Silence of Dean Maitland1934producer
The Squatter's Daughter1933producer
Ghosts of Port Arthur1932Short producer
The Exploits of the Emden1928producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pacific Adventure1946
The Farmer Goes to Town1938story
On Our Selection1932

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kangaroo1952advisor - uncredited
Wild Innocence1936animal trainer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tausend Augen1984Mann in der Fähre

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ghosts of Port Arthur1932Short

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ghosts of Port Arthur1932Short music arranger

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Palace of Dreams1984Documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
Al Daff1975Himself - Interviewer (voice)
Forgotten Cinema: The Golden Age of Australian Motion Pictures1967Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Celluloid Heroes1995TV MovieHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1976Raymond Longford AwardAustralian Film Institute


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