Story: Humour

Film poster, 1921

Film poster, 1921

The bloke from Freeman's Bay was the first movie by pioneering New Zealand film-maker Rudall Hayward. He shot it on location in the then working-class Auckland suburb of Freeman's Bay, casting only locals. The two-reel comedy premiered at the West End theatre in Ponsonby in 1921.

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Caroline Harker, 'Humour - Developing a national sense of humour, 1900–1970', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 December 2021)

Story by Caroline Harker, published 5 Sep 2013