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Weekly Review No. 401

Short Film (Full Length) – 1949

This Weekly Review features a speedboat and hydroplane regatta in Evans Bay in a stiff northerly as boats capsize in the choppy seas; the inter-provincial rowing eights on a flat-as-a-millpond Petone foreshore on the other side of Wellington Harbour in which Auckland's West End wins; and the reopening of the National Art Gallery by the Prime Minister Peter Fraser after eight years' occupation by the Air Force. The £40K national collection (mainly portraits and landscapes) is unpacked and reframed, and a Frances Hodgkins painting examined. 

Key Cast & Crew

Stanhope Andrews

Producer

Peter Hutt

Writer, Editor

Ron McIntyre

Camera

Geoffrey Brent

Camera

Lex Alcock

Editor, Writer

Cedric Herbert

Editor, Writer