- The Seekers (1954 film)
name = The Seekers
(USA) Land of Fury
producer = George Brown
William Fairchild(screenplay) John Guthrie (novel)
Jack Hawkins Glynis Johns Inia Te Wiata Noel Purcell Kenneth Williams Laya Raki
runtime = 90 minutes
country = Great Britain, New Zealand
language = English, Māori
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 filmproduced by the Rank Organisationand directed by Ken Annakin. It starred Jack Hawkins, Glynis Johns, Noel Purcelland 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).
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] ]
Location shooting was undertaken around
Whakatanein the Eastern Bay of Plenty.The world premiere of the film was held in Wellington, New Zealandon 24 June 1954. [ [http://audiovisual.archives.govt.nz/wiki/index.php/THE_SEEKERS_WORLD_PREMIERE NZ Film Archive] ]
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