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Smiley (1956)

 |  Comedy  |  12 June 1957 (USA)
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Smiley Greevins is a cheeky, mischievous, imaginative little boy who lives in the small town of Murrumbilla in the Australian outback. His father Bill is a poor drover who is often away ... See full summary »



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Miss Workman
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Smiley Greevins is a cheeky, mischievous, imaginative little boy who lives in the small town of Murrumbilla in the Australian outback. His father Bill is a poor drover who is often away from home. Much to the exasperation of his overworked wife, Ma Greevins, Bill is also very fond of the drink. Smiley is determined to buy himself a push bike and so he takes on odd jobs in an effort to save up enough money. But Smiley always seems to get caught up in some sort of misadventure. Smiley is a classic Australian film that will delight audiences of all ages. Written by Grant

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A Smile For Every Freckle On His Face!




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Release Date:

12 June 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hymy-Pekka  »

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(Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Last cinema film acting role of John McCallum. See more »


Smiley leaves his shirt and hat and a letter behind when he crosses the river to take a parcel the King Billy. However, when he returns he only collects the letter and his shirt. See more »

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The producers wish to thank all their friends in Australia who co-operated so wholeheartedly in the making of 'SMILEY' and especially those in Sydney, Camden, Gundy and Rossgole, where most of the scenes were shot See more »


Followed by Smiley Gets a Gun (1958) See more »


All Things Bright and Beautiful
Music by William H. Monk and lyrics by Cecil F. Alexander
Sung in the church
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Exciting children's movie from a bygone era
1 January 2001 | by (Adelaide, Australia) – See all my reviews

Smiley is the story of a mischievous young country boy from outback Australia and his relationship with the local policeman (played by the immortal Chips Rafferty. This film is an ideal children's film. An interesting sideline to this film is the obvious change in human values between when this film was made in 1956 and of now. A not to be missed film

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