Paul Ruckert collection

Series 1: Paul Ruckert films (1940-2006)

Series number
1
Series title
Paul Ruckert films
Date
1940-2006
Scope and content

This series contains films produced and directed by Paul Ruckert and one film made by Kev Franzi. Ruckert's films include short comic movies, travelogues, natural history documentaries and commercials. Paul Ruckert was a pioneer in use of macro photography and time lapse photography methods.

Digitised with support of donors through the Queensland Library Foundation Reel Rescue campaign.

Author / Creator
Ruckert, Paul, 1913-2006
Description
48 films
Additional format
Digital copies available for selected items
Conditions of use
You are free to use for personal research and study. For other uses see https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/understanding-copyright

Items in this series:

Five short comedies (1960)

Unit ID
31306/1
Item title
Five short comedies
Date
1960
Scope and content

This item contains five short comic films produced by Paul Ruckert: The Big Chase; Fashion Parade; The Night Before the Morning  After; Fireman, Save my House; Auto-Capers.

Digitised with support of donors through the Queensland Library Foundation Reel Rescue campaign.

Author / Creator
Ruckert, Paul, 1913-2006
Description
1 film reel (14 minutes, 51 seconds) (reversal and duplicate positive, super 16 mm black and white film, silent; 600 feet)
Locate
OMFILM0CSU Trolley 12, Shelf B
Access restrictions
Unrestricted access.
Conditions of use
You are free to use for personal research and study. For other uses see https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/understanding-copyright

Compilation of advertisements (1950?)

Unit ID
31306/2
Item title
Compilation of advertisements
Date
1950?
Scope and content

This short film contains a series of advertisements promoting Ruckert's production business Invincible Studios and advertising several other products, such as Paul's Blinds and Jet Pest Spray.

Digitised with support of donors through the Queensland Library Foundation Reel Rescue campaign.

Author / Creator
Ruckert, Paul, 1913-2006
Description
1 film reel (8 minutes, 52 seconds) (composite print, 16 mm, colour and black and white film, sound; 400 feet)
Locate
OMFILM0CSU Trolley 13, Shelf B
Access restrictions
Unrestricted access.
Conditions of use
You are free to use for personal research and study. For other uses see https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/understanding-copyright

Album of memories (1940-1948)

Unit ID
31306/3
Item title
Album of memories
Date
1940-1948
Scope and content

This item contains a number of short films, including the following: a film showing Paul and Iris Ruckert on a picnic; a short film entitled: 'The Storks's Mistake, 1943' (Iris taking care of her dog as if it were a child); a short film entitled 'Progress on the Plot' (showing Paul building a house); 'Tosca has fun' (1944) (a film about a dog playing with pigs); 'Introducing Marie Anne' (a film about the couple's newborn baby); 'Highlights of 1946' (a large house being built; Marie Anne swimming, crawling, playing in the backyard; learning to walk); 'Christmas Capers' (footage of Marie Anne playing in the garden with her toys; Marie Anne on the beach); 'The Finishing Touch, 1948' (Paul and Iris painting their house); 'Censored!' (the interior of the house; Paul smoking a pipe and, drinking and reading); 'Playtime' (Marie Anne playing with her toys and a tea set).

Digitised with support of donors through the Queensland Library Foundation Reel Rescue campaign.

Author / Creator
Ruckert, Paul, 1913-2006
Description
1 film reel (54 minutes, 53 seconds) (reversal positive, 16 mm, colour film, silent; 1500 feet)
Locate
OMFILM0CSU Trolley 13, Shelf B
Access restrictions
Unrestricted access.
Conditions of use
You are free to use for personal research and study. For other uses see https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/understanding-copyright

All about water (1978)

Unit ID
31306/4
Item title
All about water
Date
1978
Scope and content

This film traces the journey of water from its sources in the mountains to its exit into the ocean, showing the variety of uses of water and various flora and fauna along the way. The narrator discusses protection of birds, especially the brolga; flooding; fish in the Australian waters and the importance of keeping our waterways clean.

Digitised with support of donors through the Queensland Library Foundation Reel Rescue campaign.

Author / Creator
Ruckert, Paul, 1913-2006
Description
1 film reel (52 minutes, 53 seconds) (viewing print, 16 mm, colour film, sound; 1900 feet)
Locate
OMFILM5CS Trolley 38, Shelf B
Access restrictions
Unrestricted access.
Conditions of use
You are free to use for personal research and study. For other uses see https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/understanding-copyright

The Amazing Children (1960)

Unit ID
31306/5
Item title
The Amazing Children
Date
1960
Scope and content

This item includes a number of short films, including: ‘The Amazing Children’, a comical film about the Ruckert children; ‘The Building of the 38ft. Luxury Cruiser "Cynina’’', showing the construction and sailing of a wooden yacht; ‘Turina’, showing the family dog; and 'A Treat for the Boys', shot at a public pool and showing attractive women in swimsuits practising synchronised swimming.

Digitised with support of donors through the Queensland Library Foundation Reel Rescue campaign.

Author / Creator
Ruckert, Paul, 1913-2006
Description
1 film reel (19 minutes, 39 seconds) (reversal positive, 16 mm, colour film, silent; 550 feet)
Locate
OMFILM5CS Trolley 38, Shelf B
Access restrictions
Unrestricted access.
Conditions of use
You are free to use for personal research and study. For other uses see https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/understanding-copyright

Australian wildlife (1968)

Unit ID
31306/6
Item title
Australian wildlife
Date
1968
Scope and content

A film showing many Australian animals and birds in their natural habitat.

Digitised with support of donors through the Queensland Library Foundation Reel Rescue campaign.

Author / Creator
Ruckert, Paul, 1913-2006
Description
1 film reel (10 minutes, 31 seconds) (composite print, 16 mm, colour film, sound; 370 feet)
Locate
OMFILM5CS Trolley 38, Shelf B
Access restrictions
Unrestricted access.
Conditions of use
You are free to use for personal research and study. For other uses see https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/understanding-copyright

Barrier Reef Cruise (1959)

Unit ID
31306/7
Item title
Barrier Reef Cruise
Date
1959
Scope and content

This item contains a film about the beauty of North Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef. The narrator describes the fauna of the Reef, such as the star fish, the hermit crab and the king snapper.

Digitised with support of donors through the Queensland Library Foundation Reel Rescue campaign.

Author / Creator
Ruckert, Paul, 1913-2006
Description
1 film reel (8 minutes, 54 seconds) (composite print, 16 mm, colour film, sound; 350 feet)
Locate
OMFILM5CS Trolley 38, Shelf B
Access restrictions
Unrestricted access.
Conditions of use
You are free to use for personal research and study. For other uses see https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/understanding-copyright

Birth of a butterfly (1949)

Unit ID
31306/8
Item title
Birth of a butterfly
Date
1949
Scope and content

A film featuring the life cycle of a butterfly filmed in close-up with homemade macro photography equipment.

Digitised with support of donors through the Queensland Library Foundation Reel Rescue campaign.

Author / Creator
Ruckert, Paul, 1913-2006
Description
1 film reel (7 minutes, 53seconds) (composite print, 16 mm, colour film, sound; 300 feet)
Locate
OMFILM5CS Trolley 38, Shelf B
Access restrictions
Unrestricted access.
Conditions of use
You are free to use for personal research and study. For other uses see https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/understanding-copyright

Bushland Solitude (1970?)

Unit ID
31306/9
Item title
Bushland Solitude
Date
1970?
Scope and content

A film about the flora and fauna of the Australian bushland.

Digitised with support of donors through the Queensland Library Foundation Reel Rescue campaign.

Author / Creator
Ruckert, Paul, 1913-2006
Description
1 film reel (53 min. 54 sec.) (composite print, 16 mm, colour film, sound; 1900 feet)
Locate
OMFILM0CSU Trolley 13, Shelf B
Access restrictions
Unrestricted access.
Conditions of use
You are free to use for personal research and study. For other uses see https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/understanding-copyright

Call of the bushland (1960?)

Unit ID
31306/10
Item title
Call of the bushland
Date
1960?
Scope and content

A film about the trees and animals found in the Australian bush.

Digitised with support of donors through the Queensland Library Foundation Reel Rescue campaign.

Author / Creator
Ruckert, Paul, 1913-2006
Description
1 film reel (11 minutes, 19 seconds) (composite print, 16 mm, colour film, sound; 470 feet)
Locate
OMFILM5CS Trolley 38, Shelf B
Access restrictions
Unrestricted access.
Conditions of use
You are free to use for personal research and study. For other uses see https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/understanding-copyright

Carnarvon (1949)

Unit ID
31306/11
Item title
Carnarvon
Date
1949
Scope and content

This item documents Paul Ruckert's interest in landscape and nature. In the late 1940s, he made a trip into the then remote area of Carnarvon Gorge in Queensland to produce this film about the region for the Queensland Royal Geographical Society. 

Digitised with support of donors through the Queensland Library Foundation Reel Rescue campaign.

Author / Creator
Ruckert, Paul, 1913-2006
Description
1 film reel (9 minutes, 35 seconds) (composite print, 16 mm, colour film, sound; 380 feet)
Locate
OMFILM5CS Trolley 38, Shelf B
Access restrictions
Unrestricted access.
Conditions of use
You are free to use for personal research and study. For other uses see https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/understanding-copyright

Colour in our lives (1970?)

Unit ID
31306/12
Item title
Colour in our lives
Date
1970?
Scope and content

A film about the various aspects of colour in nature.

Digitised with support of donors through the Queensland Library Foundation Reel Rescue campaign.

Author / Creator
Ruckert, Paul, 1913-2006
Description
1 film reel (23 min. 32 sec.) (composite print, 16 mm, colour film, sound; 900 feet)
Locate
OMFILM5CS Trolley 38, Shelf B
Access restrictions
Unrestricted access.
Conditions of use
You are free to use for personal research and study. For other uses see https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/understanding-copyright

Contrasts (1977)

Unit ID
31306/13
Item title
Contrasts
Date
1977
Scope and content

A film about pollution and conservation in Australia. The work juxtaposes the peace and beauty of our wildlife and countryside with the concrete jungles and man's pollution of the cities.

Digitised with support of donors through the Queensland Library Foundation Reel Rescue campaign.

Author / Creator
Ruckert, Paul, 1913-2006
Description
1 film reel (viewing print, 16 mm, colour film, sound; 1900 feet)
Locate
OMFILM0CSU Trolley 13, Shelf B
Access restrictions
Unrestricted access.
Conditions of use
You are free to use for personal research and study. For other uses see https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/understanding-copyright

Crazy movies (1960)

Unit ID
31306/14
Item title
Crazy movies
Date
1960
Scope and content

This item includes animation; a film about a fair; a humorous 'weather report'; footage of a bulldozer moving soil; a backyard comedy involving a hills hoist; a comedy about 'Block Buster Grog'.

Digitised with support of donors through the Queensland Library Foundation Reel Rescue campaign.

Author / Creator
Ruckert, Paul, 1913-2006
Description
1 film reel (54 min. 51 sec) (composite print, 16 mm, colour film, sound; 2000 feet)
Locate
OMFILM5CS Trolley 38, Shelf B
Access restrictions
Unrestricted access.
Conditions of use
You are free to use for personal research and study. For other uses see https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/understanding-copyright

Edge of the sea (1965)

Unit ID
31306/15
Item title
Edge of the sea
Date
1965
Scope and content

A documentary about the wonders of the sea: images of Australia's coastline, headlands, beaches and the flora and fauna in these areas. The film includes close-up images of molluscs, hermit crabs, starfish, brolgas, terns, magpie geese, sea caves and sea landscapes. 

 

Author / Creator
Ruckert, Paul, 1913-2006
Description
1 film reel (viewing print, 16 mm, colour film, silent; 1900 feet)
Locate
OMFILM0CSU Trolley 13, Shelf B
Access restrictions
Unrestricted access.
Conditions of use
You are free to use for personal research and study. For other uses see https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/understanding-copyright

The handy man (1954?)

Unit ID
31306/16
Item title
The handy man
Date
1954?
Scope and content

A film showing what not to do when completing basic repairs around the house.

Digitised with support of donors through the Queensland Library Foundation Reel Rescue campaign.

Author / Creator
Ruckert, Paul, 1913-2006
Description
1 film reel (9 min. 28 sec.) (composite print, 16 mm, black and white film, sound; 370 feet)
Locate
OMFILM5CS Trolley 38, Shelf B
Access restrictions
Unrestricted access.
Conditions of use
You are free to use for personal research and study. For other uses see https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/understanding-copyright

The insect world (1960?)

Unit ID
31306/17
Item title
The insect world
Date
1960?
Scope and content

A colour film about insects.

Digitised with support of donors through the Queensland Library Foundation Reel Rescue campaign.

Author / Creator
Ruckert, Paul, 1913-2006
Description
1 film reel (11 minutes, 20 seconds) (composite print, 16 mm, colour film, sound; 430 feet)
Locate
OMFILM5CS Trolley 38, Shelf B
Access restrictions
Unrestricted access.
Conditions of use
You are free to use for personal research and study. For other uses see https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/understanding-copyright

Land of magic (1951)

Unit ID
31306/18
Item title
Land of magic
Date
1951
Scope and content

This item contains early colour footage of North Queensland - Mossman, Cairns, Kuranda Scenic Railway, Barron Falls, Paronella Park, and Atherton Tableland lakes.

Digitised with support of donors through the Queensland Library Foundation Reel Rescue campaign.

Author / Creator
Ruckert, Paul, 1913-2006
Description
1 film reel (21 minutes, 27 seconds) (reversal positive, 16 mm, colour film, silent; 600 feet)
Locate
OMFILM5CS Trolley 38, Shelf B
Access restrictions
Unrestricted access.
Conditions of use
You are free to use for personal research and study. For other uses see https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/understanding-copyright

Little creatures (1978?)

Unit ID
31306/19
Item title
Little creatures
Date
1978?
Scope and content

A film about the lives of insects.

Digitised with support of donors through the Queensland Library Foundation Reel Rescue campaign.

Author / Creator
Ruckert, Paul, 1913-2006
Description
1 film reel (52 min. 4 sec.) (composite print, 16 mm, colour film, sound; 2000 feet)
Locate
OMFILM0CSU Trolley 13, Shelf B
Access restrictions
Unrestricted access.
Conditions of use
You are free to use for personal research and study. For other uses see https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/understanding-copyright

Living things (1981)

Unit ID
31306/20
Item title
Living things
Date
1981
Scope and content

A film about animal and plant life and about the need to protect our environment.

Digitised with support of donors through the Queensland Library Foundation Reel Rescue campaign.

Author / Creator
Ruckert, Paul, 1913-2006
Description
1 film reel (33 min. 58 sec.) (composite print, 16 mm, colour film, sound; 2000 feet)
Locate
OMFILM0CSU Trolley 13, Shelf B
Access restrictions
Unrestricted access.
Conditions of use
You are free to use for personal research and study. For other uses see https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/understanding-copyright

The many cars of P.F.R (1950-1973)

Unit ID
31306/21
Item title
The many cars of P.F.R
Date
1950-1973
Scope and content

A film about Paul Ruckert's cars: 7 H. P. Citroen; 25 H. P. Plymouth; 27 H. P. Fluid Drive Dodge; The film shows Paul washing and repairing the cars; family holidays with the Dodge, the Chrysler and a home on wheels; 28 H. P. Semi-automatic Chrysler; 52.7 H. P. Custom Royal Dodge (towing a new home on wheels); 1965 Dodge Phoenix 50 H. P.; Dodge Phoenix 1968 Hardtop, 57.8 H. P., 270 B. H. P.; 1973 Falcon 500. The final shot reads: 'NOT The End'.

Digitised with support of donors through the Queensland Library Foundation Reel Rescue campaign.

Author / Creator
Ruckert, Paul, 1913-2006
Description
1 film reel (10 minutes, 39 seconds) (original reversal positive, 16 mm, colour film, silent; 380 feet)
Locate
OMFILM5CS Trolley 38, Shelf B
Access restrictions
Unrestricted access.
Conditions of use
You are free to use for personal research and study. For other uses see https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/understanding-copyright

More about us (1960?)

Unit ID
31306/22
Item title
More about us
Date
1960?
Scope and content

A film showing Paul and Iris' children and pets; a wedding; children playing with puppies; footage shot on a beach; a child in a backyard pool; a party.

Digitised with support of donors through the Queensland Library Foundation Reel Rescue campaign.

Author / Creator
Ruckert, Paul, 1913-2006
Description
1 film reel (59 minutes, 21 seconds) (original reversal positive, 16 mm, colour film, silent; 1500 feet)
Locate
OMFILM5CS Trolley 38, Shelf B
Access restrictions
Unrestricted access.
Conditions of use
You are free to use for personal research and study. For other uses see https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/understanding-copyright

Strange world (1960?)

Unit ID
31306/23
Item title
Strange world
Date
1960?
Scope and content

A film about insects, such as beetles, spiders and ants.

Digitised with support of donors through the Queensland Library Foundation Reel Rescue campaign.

Author / Creator
Ruckert, Paul, 1913-2006
Description
1 film reel (9 minutes, 28 seconds) (composite print, 16 mm, colour film, sound; 400 feet)
Locate
OMFILM5CS Trolley 38, Shelf B
Access restrictions
Unrestricted access.
Conditions of use
You are free to use for personal research and study. For other uses see https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/understanding-copyright

Strictly personal (1960)

Unit ID
31306/24
Item title
Strictly personal
Date
1960
Scope and content

This film (photographed by Iris Ruckert) shows flowers planted around the Ruckerts' house; the Ruckert children; the children playing with a kangaroo; a wedding; a Christmas party.

Digitised with support of donors through the Queensland Library Foundation Reel Rescue campaign.

Author / Creator
Ruckert, Paul, 1913-2006
Ruckert, Iris
Description
1 film reel (47 minutes, 4 seconds) (reversal positive, 16 mm, colour film, silent; 1650 feet)
Locate
OMFILM5CS Trolley 38, Shelf B
Access restrictions
Unrestricted access.
Conditions of use
You are free to use for personal research and study. For other uses see https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/understanding-copyright

This is Australia (1952)

Unit ID
31306/25
Item title
This is Australia
Date
1952
Scope and content

This film shows places and public buildings in Australia: The Australian War Memorial; Parliament House; natural landmarks; public parks and other places.

Digitised with support of donors through the Queensland Library Foundation Reel Rescue campaign.

Author / Creator
Ruckert, Paul, 1913-2006
Description
1 film reel (19 minutes, 21 seconds) (reversal positive, 16 mm, colour film, silent; 720 feet)
Locate
OMFILM5CS Trolley 38, Shelf B
Access restrictions
Unrestricted access.
Conditions of use
You are free to use for personal research and study. For other uses see https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/understanding-copyright

Through the centre (1951)

Unit ID
31306/26
Item title
Through the centre
Date
1951
Scope and content

A film about a journey through inland Australia, including Western Queensland. The film shows the landscape as well as the birds and animals observed during the journey.

Digitised with support of donors through the Queensland Library Foundation Reel Rescue campaign.

Author / Creator
Ruckert, Paul, 1913-2006
Description
1 film reel (25 min. 20 sec.) (composite print, 16 mm, colour film, silent; 980 feet)
Additional format
Digital copy available
Locate
OMFILM5CS Trolley 38, Shelf B
Access restrictions
Unrestricted access.
Conditions of use
You are free to use for personal research and study. For other uses see https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/understanding-copyright

Time lapse (1960)

Unit ID
31306/27
Item title
Time lapse
Date
1960
Scope and content

A film about the process of filmmaking.

Digitised with support of donors through the Queensland Library Foundation Reel Rescue campaign.

Author / Creator
Ruckert, Paul, 1913-2006
Description
1 film reel (12 min. 9 sec.) (composite print, 16 mm, colour film, sound; 570 feet)
Locate
OMFILM5CS Trolley 38, Shelf B
Access restrictions
Unrestricted access.
Conditions of use
You are free to use for personal research and study. For other uses see https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/understanding-copyright

Wonderful winged world (1970?)

Unit ID
31306/28
Item title
Wonderful winged world
Date
1970?
Author / Creator
Ruckert, Paul, 1913-2006
Description
1 film reel (viewing print, 16 mm, colour film, silent; 1700 feet)
Locate
OMFILM0CSU Trolley 13, Shelf B
Access restrictions
Unrestricted access.
Conditions of use
You are free to use for personal research and study. For other uses see https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/understanding-copyright

Clearatone advertisement (1960)

Unit ID
31306/29
Item title
Clearatone advertisement
Date
1960
Scope and content

Digitised with support of donors through the Queensland Library Foundation Reel Rescue campaign.

Author / Creator
Ruckert, Paul, 1913-2006
Description
1 film (1 minute, 24 seconds) (black and white film; sound)
Locate
OMDIG
Access restrictions
Unrestricted access.
Conditions of use
You are free to use for personal research and study. For other uses see https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/understanding-copyright
Notes
Digital only item.

Invincible Studios advertisement (1960)

Unit ID
31306/30
Item title
Invincible Studios advertisement
Date
1960
Scope and content

An advertisement for Paul Ruckert's business 'Invincible Studios'.

Digitised with support of donors through the Queensland Library Foundation Reel Rescue campaign.

Author / Creator
Ruckert, Paul, 1913-2006
Description
1 film (1 minute, 14 seconds) (black and white film; sound)
Locate
OMDIG
Access restrictions
Unrestricted access.
Conditions of use
You are free to use for personal research and study. For other uses see https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/understanding-copyright
Notes
Digital only item.

The progress of Baby Joyce (1946-1970?)

Unit ID
31306/31
Item title
The progress of Baby Joyce
Date
1946-1970?
Scope and content

A film showing different stages in life of 'Baby Joyce'.

Digitised with support of donors through the Queensland Library Foundation Reel Rescue campaign.

Author / Creator
Ruckert, Paul, 1913-2006
Description
1 film (16 minutes, 39 seconds) (colour film; sound)
Locate
OMDIG
Access restrictions
Unrestricted access.
Conditions of use
You are free to use for personal research and study. For other uses see https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/understanding-copyright
Notes
Digital only item.

Canine capers (1940?)

Unit ID
31306/32
Item title
Canine capers
Date
1940?
Scope and content

A black and white film about a pet dog.

Digitised with support of donors through the Queensland Library Foundation Reel Rescue campaign.

Author / Creator
Ruckert, Paul, 1913-2006
Description
1 film (3 minutes, 37 seconds) (black and white film; sound)
Locate
OMDIG
Access restrictions
Unrestricted access.
Conditions of use
You are free to use for personal research and study. For other uses see https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/understanding-copyright
Notes
Digital only item.

Crazy house (1945?)

Unit ID
31306/33
Item title
Crazy house
Date
1945?
Scope and content

A short comedy showing Paul and Iris Ruckert in various funny situations in their house.

Digitised with support of donors through the Queensland Library Foundation Reel Rescue campaign.

Author / Creator
Ruckert, Paul, 1913-2006
Description
1 film (3 minutes, 10 seconds) (colour film; sound)
Locate
OMDIG
Access restrictions
Unrestricted access.
Conditions of use
You are free to use for personal research and study. For other uses see https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/understanding-copyright
Notes
Digital only item.

Family snapshots (1940?)

Unit ID
31306/34
Item title
Family snapshots
Date
1940?
Scope and content

A short film showing a pet cat, a boat and a house being built.

Digitised with support of donors through the Queensland Library Foundation Reel Rescue campaign.

Author / Creator
Ruckert, Paul, 1913-2006
Description
1 film (2 minutes, 54 seconds) (colour film; sound)
Locate
OMDIG
Access restrictions
Unrestricted access.
Conditions of use
You are free to use for personal research and study. For other uses see https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/understanding-copyright
Notes
Digital only item.

Famous fairy tales (1960)

Unit ID
31306/35
Item title
Famous fairy tales
Date
1960
Scope and content

Paul Ruckert's retelling of fairy tales, including 'The Golden Touch'; 'Cinderella'; and 'Little Red Riding Hood'.

Digitised with support of donors through the Queensland Library Foundation Reel Rescue campaign.

Author / Creator
Ruckert, Paul, 1913-2006
Description
1 film (14 minutes, 26 seconds) (colour film; sound)
Locate
OMDIG
Access restrictions
Unrestricted access.
Conditions of use
You are free to use for personal research and study. For other uses see https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/understanding-copyright
Notes
Digital only item.

Invincible newsreel (1938?)

Unit ID
31306/36
Item title
Invincible newsreel
Date
1938?
Scope and content

Black and white newsreel film with three segments showing car and motorcycles races. Segment 1 is titled ‘Skids and dust at reliability trial’ and shows cars racing in the streets of a seaside Brisbane suburb. Segment 2 is titled ‘Speed demons race midget cars’ and shows ‘midget’ cars racing at the RNA Showgrounds. Segment 3 is titled ‘Riders crash at freak hill climb’ and shows footage of motorcycle riders competing in the Bardon Hill Climb.

Digitised with support of donors through the Queensland Library Foundation Reel Rescue campaign.

Author / Creator
Ruckert, Paul, 1913-2006
Description
1 film (2 minutes, 28 seconds) (black and white film; sound)
Locate
OMDIG
Access restrictions
Unrestricted access.
Conditions of use
You are free to use for personal research and study. For other uses see https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/understanding-copyright
Notes
Digital only item.

The little menace (1948?)

Unit ID
31306/37
Item title
The little menace
Date
1948?
Scope and content

A short black and white film about a handy man and his mischievous little daughter.

Digitised with support of donors through the Queensland Library Foundation Reel Rescue campaign.

Author / Creator
Ruckert, Paul, 1913-2006
Description
1 film (9 minutes, 41 seconds) (black and white film; sound)
Locate
OMDIG
Access restrictions
Unrestricted access.
Conditions of use
You are free to use for personal research and study. For other uses see https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/understanding-copyright
Notes
Digital only item.

Mad movies (1938?)

Unit ID
31306/38
Item title
Mad movies
Date
1938?
Scope and content

An early film entitled 'Lottabunk News: a weekly newsreel issued once a month', showing various funny sketches.

Digitised with support of donors through the Queensland Library Foundation Reel Rescue campaign.

Author / Creator
Ruckert, Paul, 1913-2006
Description
1 film (9 minutes, 16 seconds) (black and white film; sound)
Locate
OMDIG
Access restrictions
Unrestricted access.
Conditions of use
You are free to use for personal research and study. For other uses see https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/understanding-copyright
Notes
Digital only item.

Modern science (1945?)

Unit ID
31306/39
Item title
Modern science
Date
1945?
Scope and content

A short comic film showing various 'scientific' inventions, such as a 'non-burn mustard', a potion that makes hair grow overnight and electrical contraptions likely to electrocute the user.

Digitised with support of donors through the Queensland Library Foundation Reel Rescue campaign.

Author / Creator
Ruckert, Paul, 1913-2006
Description
1 film (digital only) (colour film; sound)
(3 minutes, 51 seconds)
Locate
OMDIG Digital only
Access restrictions
Unrestricted access.
Conditions of use
You are free to use for personal research and study. For other uses see https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/understanding-copyright
Notes
Digital only item

Ostend 1942 (1942)

Unit ID
31306/40
Item title
Ostend 1942
Date
1942
Scope and content

A short film showing people in various situations: going for a walk, chatting, going on a boat ride, reading.

Digitised with support of donors through the Queensland Library Foundation Reel Rescue campaign.

 

Author / Creator
Ruckert, Paul, 1913-2006
Description
1 film (digital only) (black and white film; sound)
(2 minutes, 33 seconds)
Locate
OMDIG Digital only
Access restrictions
Unrestricted access.
Conditions of use
You are free to use for personal research and study. For other uses see https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/understanding-copyright
Notes
Digital only item

Practical jokers (1940?)

Unit ID
31306/41
Item title
Practical jokers
Date
1940?
Scope and content

A short film showing a group of people playing practical jokes on a friend.

Digitised with support of donors through the Queensland Library Foundation Reel Rescue campaign.

 

Author / Creator
Ruckert, Paul, 1913-2006
Description
1 film (digital only) (colour film; sound)
(4 minutes, 31 seconds)
Locate
OMDIG Digital only
Access restrictions
Unrestricted access.
Conditions of use
You are free to use for personal research and study. For other uses see https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/understanding-copyright
Notes
Digital only item

Room of horror (1940?)

Unit ID
31306/42
Item title
Room of horror
Date
1940?
Scope and content

A short film about a deranged scientist working in his laboratory.

Digitised with support of donors through the Queensland Library Foundation Reel Rescue campaign.

 

Author / Creator
Ruckert, Paul, 1913-2006
Description
1 Film (Digital only) (black and white film; sound)
(1 minute, 35 seconds)
Digital Only
Locate
OMDIG Digital only
Access restrictions
Unrestricted access.
Conditions of use
You are free to use for personal research and study. For other uses see https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/understanding-copyright
Notes
Digital only item

Beauty spots around Brisbane (1939)

Unit ID
31306/43
Item title
Beauty spots around Brisbane
Date
1939
Scope and content

This film is a significant early 16 mm production released in 1939 and shot in colour. The historic images from this film are still being used by local television stations when period footage is required. 

Digitised with support of donors through the Queensland Library Foundation Reel Rescue campaign.

Author / Creator
Ruckert, Paul, 1913-2006
Description
1 film (colour film; silent)
Locate
OMFILM
Access restrictions
Unrestricted access.
Conditions of use
You are free to use for personal research and study. For other uses see https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/understanding-copyright

Beauty spots around Brisbane (DVD version) (1939)

Unit ID
31306/44
Item title
Beauty spots around Brisbane (DVD version)
Date
1939
Scope and content

Digitised with support of donors through the Queensland Library Foundation Reel Rescue campaign.

Author / Creator
Ruckert, Paul, 1913-2006
Description
1 film
Locate
OMFILM
Access restrictions
Unrestricted access.
Conditions of use
You are free to use for personal research and study. For other uses see https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/understanding-copyright

Invincible Pictures (Special Edition) (1960)

Unit ID
31306/45
Item title
Invincible Pictures (Special Edition)
Date
1960
Scope and content

Digitised with support of donors through the Queensland Library Foundation Reel Rescue campaign.

Author / Creator
Description
1 film
Locate
OMFILM
Access restrictions
Unrestricted access.
Conditions of use
You are free to use for personal research and study. For other uses see https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/understanding-copyright

Our Century: Ruckert Special (1990?)

Unit ID
31306/46
Item title
Our Century: Ruckert Special
Date
1990?
Scope and content

Digitised with support of donors through the Queensland Library Foundation Reel Rescue campaign.

Author / Creator
Description
1 film
Locate
OMFILM
Access restrictions
Unrestricted access.
Conditions of use
You are free to use for personal research and study. For other uses see https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/understanding-copyright

Paul Ruckert: a tribute by Kev Franzi (2007)

Unit ID
31306/47
Item title
Paul Ruckert: a tribute by Kev Franzi
Date
2007
Scope and content

Digitised with support of donors through the Queensland Library Foundation Reel Rescue campaign.

Author / Creator
Franzi, Kev
Description
1 film
Locate
OMFILM
Access restrictions
Unrestricted access.
Conditions of use
You are free to use for personal research and study. For other uses see https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/understanding-copyright

Today: our century lead-up (1999)

Unit ID
31306/48
Item title
Today: our century lead-up
Date
1999
Scope and content

Digitised with support of donors through the Queensland Library Foundation Reel Rescue campaign.

Author / Creator
Rucker, Paul, 1913-2006
Description
1 film
Locate
OMFILM
Access restrictions
Unrestricted access.
Conditions of use
You are free to use for personal research and study. For other uses see https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/understanding-copyright
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