The Lost Chord (1911 film)

The Lost Chord is a 1911 Australian feature-length film directed by W. J. Lincoln based on the famous song The Lost Chord by Sir Arthur Sullivan.[3]

The Bells
Directed byW. J. Lincoln
Produced byWilliam Gibson
Millard Johnson
John Tait
Nevin Tait
Written byW. J. Lincoln
Based onthe song The Lost Chord by Sir Arthur Sullivan
CinematographyOrrie Perry
Release date
13 May 1911[1]
Running time
5,000 feet[2]
LanguageSilent film
English intertitles

Screenings were often accompanied by a singer who would perform the song.[4][5] The film has been regarded as one of the earlier example of film-sound synchronisation.[2]

It is now considered a lost film.


  1. "Advertising". The Argus. Melbourne: National Library of Australia. 6 May 1911. p. 23. Retrieved 29 January 2012.
  2. "AUSTRALODDITIES". Queensland Times (Ipswich) (Qld. : 1909 - 1954). Ipswich) (Qld.: National Library of Australia. 19 August 1949. p. 6 Edition: DAILY. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  3. Mary Bateman, 'W. J. Lincoln', Cinema Papers, June–July 1980 p 214
  4. Andrew Pike and Ross Cooper, Australian Film 1900–1977: A Guide to Feature Film Production, Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1998, 20.
  5. "AMUSEMENTS". The Mercury. Hobart, Tas.: National Library of Australia. 12 June 1911. p. 6. Retrieved 8 April 2012.

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