Joy (Lulu) Samuel, the daughter of Henry Charles
and Ivy Gertrude (Reis) Samuel was born in 1908. She married in 1933
Raymond Egerton Harry Watt (pictured right).
Louise and Harry belong to Reis Generation Four; their child belongs to
Generation Five and is:
- Christopher Harry Anderson
Some notes on Harry: He worked in the 1930's with the EMB GPO
film unit, directing several of their most celebrated films (Night
Mail, 1936). Wartime documentaries (Target
for Tonight, 1941), then to Ealing as director; after the war, his five
Ealing films were all shot in Africa or Australia. Went to TV briefly in the
1950's; later, returned to documentary.
His other movies included Where No Vultures Fly ? as well as:
Nine Men (1943) -
Superb war drama focusing on a group of British
soldiers fighting against Axis troops in North Africa who must fend for
themselves when their commander is killed. Produced by Ealing Studios, the film
stars Jack Lambert and Gordon Jackson. 65 min.
Fiddlers Three (1944)
- Amusing time-travel comedy in which two sailors on
leave attempt to find refuge from a rainstorm by ducking under an altar in
Stonehenge. When the altar is zapped by lightning, they are thrust back to
Ancient Rome, where they delight the empress with their predictions...but soon
face death in the lions' den. Tommy Trinder and Frances Dey star in this Ealing
Studios farce. 88 min.
The Overlanders (1946)
- A beautiful, true-to-life adventure set in Australia during World War II. With
the threat of a Japanese invasion hanging over their heads, a group of brave
people lead 500,000 head of cattle cross-country to safety. Featuring gorgeous
scenery and a stirring score, the film stars Chips Rafferty and John Nugent
Hayward. 91 min.
Eureka Stockade (1949)
- During the early 1850s, the Australian government,
fearing that gold-seeking miners have neglected the land in favor of immediate
wealth, harasses the men, who are then forced to build a stockade for defense.
Chips Rafferty, Peter Finch. 103 min.