The Double Event (1911 film)
|The Double Event|
|Directed by||W. J. Lincoln|
|Produced by||William Gibson|
|Written by||W. J. Lincoln|
|Based on||novel by Nat Gould|
|Starring||The Bland Holt Company|
|21 October 1911 (Melbourne)|
It is considered a lost film.
Jack Drayton discovers his brother is an attempted murderer but won't expose him out of fear of ruining the family name. He leaves England in secrecy and starts a new life in Australia under the name of Jack Marston. He falls in love with Edith the daughter of a Sydney bookmaker, John Kingdon. He enters his horse, Caloola, in the Melbourne Cup and it wins, despite the attempts of evil Fletcher.
Fletcher later shoots a lady he is trying to blackmail and is chased across town but is eventually cornered in Chinatown and falls to his death. Jack marries Edith and returns to England.
- The Bland Holt Company
- Martyn Hagen
The story was based on an 1891 novel by Nat Gould, The Double Event, or A Tale of the Melbourne Cup. This had been successfully adapted for the stage in Australia in 1893 by George Darrell and Bland Holt. Holt's company had disbanded in 1909 and his actors performed in the movie. Several scenes were shot at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne.
The film was released in Melbourne on Caulfield Cup Day.
- "THE PLAYGOER". Punch (Melbourne, Vic. : 1900 - 1918; 1925). Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia. 19 October 1911. p. 36. Retrieved 8 June 2015.
- Mary Bateman, 'W.J. Lincoln', Cinema Papers, June–July 1980 p 214
- "AMUSEMENTS". The Examiner. Launceston, Tas.: National Library of Australia. 6 March 1912. p. 3 Edition: DAILY. Retrieved 29 January 2012.
- "Advertising". The Examiner. Launceston, Tas.: National Library of Australia. 9 March 1912. p. 9 Edition: DAILY. Retrieved 29 January 2012.
- 'The Double Event' at www.natgould.org
- "LIFE & LETTERS". The West Australian. Perth: National Library of Australia. 4 May 1946. p. 5. Retrieved 16 September 2013.
- Eric Irvin, Gentleman George: King of Melodrama, University of Qld, 1980 p 182-183
- Andrew Pike and Ross Cooper, Australian Film 1900–1977: A Guide to Feature Film Production, Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1998, 27.
- Everyones, Everyones Ltd, 1920, retrieved 15 March 2019
- The Double Event on IMDb
- The Double Event at AustLit
- The Double Event at National Film and Sound Archive
- Page on the book at Nat Gould's website