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Kangaroo (1952)

 -  Adventure | Drama | Western  -  June 1952 (USA)
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In turn-of-the-century Australia two criminals ingratiate themselves with a rancher in order to swindle him.However, the two partners become rivals for the affection of the rancher's beautiful daughter.

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Dell McGuire
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Richard Connor
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Michael McGuire
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John W. Gamble
Chips Rafferty ...
Trooper 'Len' Leonard (as 'Chips' Rafferty)
Letty Craydon ...
Kathleen, McGuire's Housekeeper
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ...
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In turn-of-the-century Australia two criminals ingratiate themselves with a rancher in order to swindle him.However, the two partners become rivals for the affection of the rancher's beautiful daughter.

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June 1952 (USA)  »

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£800,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Recording)

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The first Technicolor movie filmed on-location in Australia. See more »

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Dell McGuire: He changed again and you bought it on I never be able to thank you enough, Never!
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Every Icon in Australia was in it.
31 March 2014 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

Being half Australian myself and knowing something about Australia, I really liked the movie. In addition, I am a "Paladin" fan so it was great to see Boone in the movie. As far as icons, I saw Chips Rafferty, koala bears, kangaroos, joey's (small kangaroos), two-up (the gambling using two coins tossed up in the air after resting on a piece of wood), the word tucker (food), cockatoos (the white bird), and the Australian Kingfisher bird. There were also the aborigines aka Abos (natives) with their boomerangs and spears with throwing boards (they help throw the spears). Shown too were the Abos on a walkabout. That is where they travel in groups. There was also drought, bush fires, and the men carrying on their shoulders the short whip they use for the cattle. Also mentioned was how good the Abos are in tracking. They are world famous as being the best in the world. Like Chips said, they can track a man by the shadow the man left on a rock a week before. I kept waiting to see what else showed up. For additional information, I can throw a boomerang--ask me how! All in all a good and interesting movie.


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