Charles Chauvel (Charles Edward Chauvel)

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Warwick, Queensland, Australia
Charles Chauvel was born in Queensland, Australia in 1897 to land owners in the south. After minding his family's farm while his father was at war with the Australian Light Horse in Sinai, he went to Sydney against his father's wishes to study drama. After some work in the movies looking after horses, he followed his idol, Rex "Snowy" Baker to America where he found odd jobs, eventually getting some minor parts in some movies. He returned to Australia and in 1926 made his first feature film, "The Moth of Moonbi". Read more...