The Story of the Kelly Gang

Just as Fritz Lang’s Metropolis (1927) is testimony to German silent film art, The Story of the Kelly Gang (1906) symbolises both the birth of the Australian film industry and the emergence of an Australian identity. Even more significantly it heralds the emergence of the feature film format. The Story of the Kelly Gang, directed by Charles Tait in 1906, is the first full-length narrative feature film produced anywhere in the world. Only fragments of the original production of more than one hour are known to exist and are preserved at the National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra. (

Casts: Elizabeth Tait, John Tait, Norman Campbell, Bella Cola, Will Coyne, Sam Crewes, Jack Ennis, John Forde, Vera Linden, Mr. Marshall, Mr. McKenzie
Director: Charles Tait, Sam Crewes
Countrys: Australia

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Score Rating Count Release Date RunTime
6.4 540 1906-12-26 60

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