After Sundown (1911 film)

After Sundown is a 1911 Australian film directed by W. J. Lincoln set in the Australian bush. It was the first film from Amalgamated Pictures and was shot at their studios in St Kilda as well as on location at Healesville, outside Melbourne, and Coranderrk Mission Station.[2][3]

After Sundown
Directed byW. J. Lincoln
Produced byWilliam Gibson
Millard Johnson
John Tait
Nevin Tait
Written byW. J. Lincoln
Based onone act play by W.J. Lincoln
StarringGodfrey Cass
CinematographyOrrie Perry
Release date
  • 1911 (1911)
Running time
60 minutes (est.)
LanguageSilent film
English intertitles

Only six minutes of the film survive today.[4]


Two men fight over the same woman. The villain taunts the hero with the fact he has won her, until an old man appears and shoots the villain dead. It turns out the old man was the father of a girl "ruined" by the villain.[2]


  • Leslie Woods as Gilbert Baxter
  • Godfrey Cass as Western Moore


The film was based on a one-act 1896 play by W.J. Lincoln.[5]


The film was never released.[6][7]


  1. Ina Betrand, 'The Mystery of the Missing Director', Film History Vol. 12, No. 2, Moving Image Archives: Past and Future (2000), pp. 215-225
  2. "TAKING MOVING PICTURES IN HEALESVILLE". Healesville and Yarra Glen Guardian. Vic.: National Library of Australia. 1 September 1911. p. 2 Edition: EVENING. Retrieved 2 February 2012.
  3. "MOTION PHOTOGRAPHY". The Prahran Telegraph (Vic. : 1889 - 1930). Vic.: National Library of Australia. 2 September 1911. p. 3. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  4. After Sundown at National Film and Sound Archive
  5. "CONCERTS, &c". The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946). Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia. 13 June 1896. p. 39. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  6. "MUSIC AND DRAMA". The Mercury. Hobart, Tas.: National Library of Australia. 4 September 1917. p. 7. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
  7. "IN THE BARBER'S SHOP". Prahran Telegraph. Vic.: National Library of Australia. 1 September 1917. p. 6. Retrieved 26 October 2014.

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