Eureka Stockade

  • 1949
  • Historical drama
  • GBR
In this biopic, Irish emigrant Peter Lalor (Chips Rafferty) travels in 1854 to Victoria, Australia, where he takes an immediate interest in the gold rush. Moved by the aspirations of the miners and disgusted by the indifferent government and callous law enforcement, he becomes a spokesman for the miners after making a fiery speech on their behalf. Lalor is elected to legally represent the reform movement, and his actions set the stage for a crucial moment in Australia's developing democracy.

Cast

Peter Lalor
Alicia Dunne
Commissioner Rede
Raffaello
Tom Kennedy
Gov. Hotham
Vern
Sgt. Major Milne
Humffray

Crew

Harry Watt Director, Screenwriter
Walter Greenwood Screenwriter
Ralph Smart Screenwriter
Michael Balcon Producer
John Greenwood Original Music
George Heath Cinematographer
Leslie Norman Film Editor
Charles Woolveridge Art Director