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Journey for Three

Film (Full Length) – 1950

This National Film Unit dramatised doco was boosterism for postwar immigration to New Zealand. Three Brits (Margaret, Cassie, Harry) travel and settle down under and the film records their hopes, jobs (nurse, factory worker, engineer), challenges (accents, 'casual' work ethic, locals wary of the ‘Poms’) and adventures in the new country (tramping, skiing, milk bars, the races, romance). Partaking in a glacier rescue raises Harry's spirits and assimilates him with the blokes. The film was released theatrically in the UK, and was scored by Douglas Lilburn.

Key Cast & Crew

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Michael Forlong

Director, Editor, Writer

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Stanhope Andrews


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Margaret McNulty

As: Margaret Allen

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Stewart Pilkington

As: Harry White

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Elizabeth Armstrong

As: Cassie McLeod

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Francis Renner

As: The Foreman

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Archives New Zealand copy reference reel 1 200,321, reel 2 200,322, reel 3, 200,323, reel 3 200,324, reel 4 200,325, reel 5 200,326
35mm motion picture film


Composed by Douglas Lilburn, played by the National Symphony Orchestra.