Wayward Daughter still not home
Still lost - A Daughter of Timaru - a film shot here in 1929.
The South Canterbury Herald put out a call last month for anyone with information about the movie.
"Alas, we haven't had any updates on Daughter of Timaru from the Timaru community," New Zealand Film Archive publicist Ellen Pullar said.
"Films have been known to show up in the strangest of places though so we're hoping it will turn up one day in some corner of New Zealand!"
A Daughter of Timaru was released to much local fanfare. The archive is still eagerly seeking information about the film, in the hope that it will be rediscovered and will screen to cinema audiences again one day.
The film starred Audrey Harwood in the title role. She was cast as an English girl recently arrived in Timaru.
Stanley Gibbs played the role of Bill Cowcocky, and S McKnight played the role of Freddy Fishface.
The minor role of Burdock Pickleberry "the defective detective" was played by J Nichol (or possibly A Nicol - the sources are unclear on this).
A Daughter of Timaru was part of the Hollywood on Tour, Girl of Our Town community comedies series of films, made by the Rudall C Hayward production company between 1928 and 1930.
If you know anything about the film, please contact the Film Archive at firstname.lastname@example.org or (04) 384 7647, and let us know at scheditor@timaru herald.co.nz
SOUTH CANTERBURY HERALD
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