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Bush Christmas (1947)

Passed  -  Action | Adventure | Comedy  -  2 December 1947 (Germany)
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In Australia, five children pursue horse thieves through the mountains.

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Cast overview:
Chips Rafferty ...
Long Bill
John Fernside ...
Jim
Helen Grieve ...
Helen Thompson
Nicky Yardley ...
Snow Thompson
Stan Tolhurst ...
Blue Kennedy
Pat Penny ...
Henry Thompson - Father
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Mrs. Thompson - Mother
Morris Unicomb ...
John Thompson
Michael Yardley ...
Michael Thompson
Neza Saunders ...
Neza
John McCallum ...
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In a small town in Australia, five children riding their horses from school take a forbidden path and meet two strangers, who give them money and make them promise not to tell anyone about them. The two men learn about Lucy. She's a mare belonging to Mr. Thompson, a sheep farmer and the father of three of the children: Helen (the oldest), John, and six-year-old Snow (so named for the color of his hair). The other two are Michael, an English boy staying with the Thompsons, and Neza, an Australian black who is the son of one of Mr. Thompson's stock men. The two men (a third one joins them later) prove to be horse thieves, and when Lucy and her foal turn up missing the next morning, the children know it must have been them. Later, the children tell Mrs. Thompson they're going camping. But their real plan is to find the thieves and get Lucy and the foal back. Written by J. Spurlin

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2 December 1947 (Germany)  »

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Narrator: I don't expect you've ever heard of our valley. Mara Mara is its name, the name the Australian blacks gave it hundreds of years before we came to their land. Mara Mara. It has a nice, sleepy sound, hasn't it? And we're a sleepy little town, too. Plenty of hard work, but never much excitement. That is to say, not until last Christmas. I must tell you about last Christmas, because then we had too much excitement for a little place like ours. It all started on the afternoon school ...
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A Different Kind of Christmas Story
18 December 2013 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Very fun and very different Australian Christmas tale. Some thieves steal horses from a local farmer. The farmer's kids and their friends, a visiting English boy and an Aborigine boy named Neza, take off after the horse thieves themselves. Their pursuit takes them into the Australian bush. Eventually the kids catch up to the thieves and must use their brains to defeat them and get their father's horses back. This is a fun, likable film that's probably unlike anything most kids today have seen. Particularly American kids. I didn't see it until I was an adult but it I enjoyed it a lot. If you want to try a unique Christmas movie, then please try this one out. It's a keeper.


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