The Seekers - aka: Land of Fury - 1954
Fanfare/GFD for J. Arthur Rank - 88 min.
UPC# 8420018444146; 9318500034380; 5060082515347
Cast: Jack Hawkins, Glynis Johns, Inia Te Wiata, Noel Purcell, Kenneth Williams, Laya Raki, Patrick Warbrick, Francis DeWolff.
Crew: Screenplay: William Fairchild; Photography: Geoffrey Unsworth; Editor: John D. Guthridge; Music: William Alwyn; Producer: George H. Brown; Director: Ken Annakin.
The first colour feature to be made in New Zealand, it included a professional crew and cast from the UK, with some local talent added for effect. Mostly filmed around Whakatane. Although the story is not new, and contains a perspective of the civilised English settler vs. the south pacific savage, the professionalism of the the Maori actors does provide a somewhat unexpected quality to this otherwise tired drama. Nice original soundtrack aided by memorable New Zealand scenery.
Censor Rating: PG - Review Rating: B-
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