Movie man brings his script to town

16:00, Nov 29 2012
A Daughter of Invercargill
Children gather to film a scene of the movie, A Daughter of Invercargill in 1928.
A Daughter of Invercargill
A car and horse chase in a scene from A Daughter of Invercargill. Photo: F Preddy
A Daughter of Invercargill
A scene from the 1928 movie A Daughter of Invercargill. Photo: F Preddy
A Daughter of Invercargill
A scene from the 1928 movie A Daughter of Invercargill. Photo: F Preddy
A Daughter of Invercargill
Filming for the 1928 movie A Daughter of Invercargill.
A Daughter of Invercargill
A crew filming the 1928 movie A Daughter of Invercargill. Photo: F Preddy

This gallery features scenes from the filming of the 1928 movie, A Daughter of Invercargill.

The film starred Alma Walters, an H and J Smith worker, as the heroine,a “lovely school teacher from Dogtown”, Neil Jack as the hero Bill Cowcocy, and W H Cockburn as the villain Freddy Fishface.

The film's maker, Rudall Hayward, toured New Zealand using local casts to produce comedies. He worked with a stock script and screened the completed film within a week to make a profit.

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