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Ken G. Hall
Born
Kenneth George Hall

(1901-02-22)22 February 1901
Died 8 February 1994(1994-02-08) (aged 92)
Occupation Movie producer, Movie director
Spouse(s) Irene Addison (1925-1972) (her death)

Kenneth George Hall, AO OBE (22 February 1901 – 8 February 1994), was an Australian Movie director. He is said to be one of the most important people in the history of the Australian cinema.

Hall began making movies in 1928. The first movie was The Exploits of the Emden about the Battle of Cocos. Kokoda Front Line in 1942 became the first Australian movie to win an Academy Award.

In 1956, Hall became general manager for Channel Nine in Sydney. He stayed there until 1966.

On 1 January 1972, Hall was awarded the Order of the British Empire for his services to the "Australian motion picture industry." He got the Raymond Longford Award for "Lifetime Achievement" in 1976.

Feature Movies

  • The Exploits of the Emden (1928)
  • On Our Selection (1932)
  • The Squatter's Daughter (1933)
  • The Silence of Dean Maitland (1934)
  • Strike Me Lucky (1934)
  • Grandad Rudd (1935)
  • Thoroughbred (1936)
  • Orphan of the Wilderness (1936)
  • It Isn't Done (1937)
  • Tall Timbers (1937)
  • Lovers and Luggers (1937)
  • The Broken Melody (1938)
  • Let George Do It (1938)
  • Dad and Dave Come to Town (1938)
  • Gone to the Dogs (1939)
  • Come Up Smiling (1939) (producer only)
  • Mr. Chedworth Steps Out (1939)
  • Dad Rudd, MP (1940)
  • Smithy (1946)

Selected Short Movies

  • That's Cricket (1931)
  • Cinesound Varieties (1934)
  • 100,000 Cobbers (1942)
  • Kokoda Front Line! (1942)
  • South West Pacific (1943)

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