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During early 20th century Australia a young broke man is trying to find money to allow him to return home.The young Richard Connor checks into a Sydney boarding house where he's mistaken for a drunk rancher's long-lost son.The same night Richard attempts to rob a stranger,John Gamble,but when he finds out that the stranger too is broke they decide together to rob a local gambling house.During the robbery the owner is shot and the robbers take off with the loot.Just by chance,they meet the drunk rancher again.The rancher insists the young Richard is his lost son.When Richard and his robber partner discover that the drunk rancher has an extensive property they decide to play along with the long-lost son scenario and claim the eventual inheritance.However,the rancher's daughter,Dell,becomes an unforeseen obstacle to their plans. Written by
You look at this cast, Peter Lawford, Maureen O'Hara, Chips Rafferty, Richard Boone and Finlay Currie, and you'd think this would be a winner. Well, not quite. The story line which draws on the fortunes of an Irish immigrant (Currie) and his daughter (O'Hara)to rural Australia just kind of wears out. Boone, of course, is at his hammy best as the bad guy and Lawford, in his pre-Ratpack days, provides the romantic interest but the story just seems to run out of steam, even with the efforts of veteran Aussie character actor, Chips Rafferty. If it shows up one night on the late show, you might want to watch it but I doubt if you'll remember much of it afterwards.
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