Pathé in Australia

A Miner’s Luck
Dir. and stars unknown. P: Photo-Vista Company for Pathé Frères (distribution). AUS 1911

The film was the first in what was meant to be a series of films from Photo Vista. It was shot in and around Beaconsfield.

A Miner’s Luck tells the story of a miner swindled out of his gold claim. The film, whose director is not credited, makes realistic use of its bush settings. This is one of the very few dramatic films made in Australia before 1913 that survive in a substantially complete form.
Surviving reels from this film screened as part of ‘Cinema’s Golden Summer: The Birth of the Feature Film in Australia and the World, 1910-1913’ at Arc Cinema in Canberra.”
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