The Eleventh Hour (1912 film)

The Eleventh Hour is a 1912 Australian silent film. It is considered a lost film.

The Eleventh Hour
Directed byFranklyn Barrett
Based onplay by Leonard Willey
CinematographyFranklyn Barrett
Release date
13 April 1912
LanguageSilent film
English intertitles


The script is based on a play "showing the adventures and vicissitudes in the life of a Girl Telegraphist".[1]

The action consisted of four acts:

  • Act 1 – 'Pangs of Jealousy'
  • Act 2 – 'Bad Blood'
  • Act 3 – 'The Distress Call'
  • Act 4 – 'The Eleventh Hour'


  • Cyril Mackay
  • Sidney Stirling
  • Leonard Willey
  • Charles Lawrence
  • Loris Brown
  • Irby Marshall


The film was shot in Sydney and released in that city in 1912. It screened in London in September 1913 under the title Saved by Telegram.[2]

The critic from the Sydney Morning Herald said that "the story is a thrilling one, whilst the cinematographic work of Mr. Franklyn Barrett, the West expert, is particularly good."[3]


  1. "Advertising." The Sydney Morning Herald 13 April 1912
  2. Andrew Pike and Ross Cooper, Australian Film 1900–1977: A Guide to Feature Film Production, Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1998, 34.
  3. "OTHER ENTERTAINMENTS". The Sydney Morning Herald. National Library of Australia. 10 April 1912. p. 17. Retrieved 18 September 2013.

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