Spotlight: Captain Thunderbolt trailer 

This 1950s adventure movie, now lost except for the footage in this trailer, is an example of the attempt to revive the bushranger films during the mid-20th century. It seems to essentially transpose our “wild west” characters into the typical Western genre fare, which was typical of the time. The trend to portray bushrangers as essentially the same as cowboys was common from the 1930s onwards and can be seen in media ranging from film to books and newspapers as a way of cashing in on the popularity of the genre.

Leave a Reply