Sunrise (1926 film)

Not to be confused with the 1927 American film Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans.
Directed by Raymond Longford
F. Stuart-Whyte
Written by Martyn Keith
Mollie Mead
Starring Phyllis du Barry
Robert Travers
Cinematography Charles Ellis
Len Roos
Australasian Films
A Master Picture
Distributed by Union Theatres
Release dates
16 October 1926[1]
Running time
6,000 feet
Country Australia
Language Silent film
English intertitles

Sunrise is a 1926 Australian silent film co-directed by Raymond Longford, who took over during filming.[2] It was the second film from Australasian Films following their recommencement of production, after Painted Daughters.

It is considered a lost film.


George Willis loses his unfaithful wife in a rock fall and takes to the bush He rescues a girl, Hope Stuart, from a flood and nurses her back to health. When he brings her back to her father he discovers that an old enemy, Arthur Greerson, has accused him of murder.

Greerson is injured in a mining accident and after George rescues him, Greerson admits he has lied. George returns to his life as a recluse in the mountains, followed by Hope.



The film was shot on location in the Blue Mountains at Bargo with interiors at the studios of Australasian Films in Bondi.[4] F. Stuart Whyte began directing but left Australia during shooting for unknown reasons. He was replaced by Longford, who had recently contracted to Australasian Films.[5]


  1. "LYRIC THEATRE.". The Sydney Morning Herald. National Library of Australia. 16 October 1926. p. 14. Retrieved 3 August 2012.
  2. "AUSTRALIAN FILM." Cairns Post, 16 Nov 1925: 2 accessed 31 December 2011
  3. "PERSONALITIES OF TORONTO MURDER TRIAL.". The Evening News. Sydney: National Library of Australia. 30 June 1925. p. 16. Retrieved 15 November 2014.
  4. "THE MAJESTIC.". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 26 March 1927. p. 6. Retrieved 11 January 2012.
  5. "Raymond Longford", Cinema Papers, January 1974 p51
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