Bungala Boys

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Bungala Boys
"Bungala Boys" (1961).jpg
Directed byJim Jeffrey
Produced byOtto Plaschkes
Written byJim Jeffrey
Based onnovel The New Surf Club by Claire Meillon
StarringPeter Couldwell
Music byEdwin Astley
CinematographyCarl Kayser
Edited byTerry Trench
Production
company
Jimar Productions, for the Children's Film Foundation
Distributed byBritish Empire Films (UK)
Release date
  • December 1961 (1961-12) (UK)
  • 24 April 1964 (1964-04-24) (Australia)
Running time
61 minutes
CountryAustralia
LanguageEnglish

Bungala Boys is a 1961 Australian family film directed and written by Jim Jeffrey.[1] It was the second Australian based film made by the British Children's Film Foundation, following Bush Christmas.

Plot[edit]

Brian is a newcomer to Bungala Beach, near Sydney, he forms a new surf lifesaving club which wins first prize in a surf boat race.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The film was shot on location at Bungan Beach and at Artransa Studios in Sydney. Many of the child stars had never acted before;[2] the actors were given brief training in surf lifesaving.[3]

Release[edit]

The film was released in the UK, Canada and Europe before Australia.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.bfi.org.uk/films-tv-people/4ce2b6fa540c9
  2. ^ "Young stars shine in surf club film". The Australian Women's Weekly. National Library of Australia. 28 June 1961. p. 69 Supplement: Teenagers' Weekly. Retrieved 31 August 2012.
  3. ^ "AT 20 THE STAGE IS HIS WORLD". The Australian Women's Weekly. National Library of Australia. 3 January 1962. p. 29 Supplement: Teenagers' Weekly. Retrieved 31 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Worth Reporting". The Australian Women's Weekly. National Library of Australia. 31 January 1962. p. 42. Retrieved 31 August 2012.

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