The Seekers (1954 film)

The Seekers (1954 film)

Infobox Film
name = The Seekers
(USA) Land of Fury


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director = Ken Annakin
producer = George Brown
writer = William Fairchild (screenplay) John Guthrie (novel)
starring = Jack Hawkins Glynis Johns Inia Te Wiata Noel Purcell Kenneth Williams Laya Raki
music =
cinematography = Geoffrey Unsworth
editing =
distributor = Rank Organisation
released =
runtime = 90 minutes
country = Great Britain, New Zealand
language = English, Māori
budget =
gross =
amg_id = 28169
imdb_id = 47467

The Seekers (released in the United States as Land of Fury) [ [http://cinema.theiapolis.com/movie-07KX/the-seekers/ Theiapolis Cinema] ] is a 1954 British adventure film produced by the Rank Organisation and directed by Ken Annakin. It starred Jack Hawkins, Glynis Johns, Noel Purcell and Kenneth Williams.

It was the first major studio film shot in New Zealand.the film was adapted from the novel "The Seekers" by New Zealander John Guthrie (real name John Brodie).

Plot

The film opens in 1821 when Philip Wayne (Hawkins) and Paddy Clarke (Purcell) are exploring part of New Zealand and stumble upon a Māori burial cave. Captured by the Māori, they manage to impress them enough to be offered a trial by challenge, which Wayne succeeds in. The Māori chief, Hongi Tepe (Inia Te Wiata) adopts Wayne. (to be completed) [ [http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/title/49957?view=synopsis BFI database - synopsis] ]

Production details

Location shooting was undertaken around Whakatane in the Eastern Bay of Plenty.The world premiere of the film was held in Wellington, New Zealand on 24 June 1954. [ [http://audiovisual.archives.govt.nz/wiki/index.php/THE_SEEKERS_WORLD_PREMIERE NZ Film Archive] ]

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