Eleventh Hour (1942 documentary film)

Eleventh Hour is a 1942 Australian short documentary film from director Ken G. Hall for the Department of Information.

Eleventh Hour
Directed byKen G. Hall
Produced byKen G. Hall
StarringMuriel Steinbeck
John Nugent Hayward
Margaret Sinclair
Production
company
Release date
1942
CountryAustralia
LanguageEnglish

It was the third in a series of movies to promote Austerity War Loans, following Another Threshold.[1]

Plot

A woman wonders if the sacrifices of war are worth it. Her first World War veteran husband assures her that it is.

Cast

  • Muriel Steinbeck as the wife
  • John Nugent Hayard as the husband
  • Margaret Sinclair

Reception

The Sydney Morning Herald wrote that:

Ken Hall... has used the Anzac Day memorial services with effect... [the film] should rally the dilatory to the war bond booths. Muriel Steinbeck Is splendid... The mournful retrospection of... [the wife]... could with advantage be less insistent in the script, and more heartening implication and less exhortation be given to the propaganda angle of the narrative.[2]

References

  1. ""Eleventh Hour"". The Mirror. Perth: National Library of Australia. 7 November 1942. p. 9. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  2. "NEW FILMS". The Sydney Morning Herald. National Library of Australia. 9 November 1942. p. 7. Retrieved 13 March 2015.


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