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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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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Petersen ...
Bruce Archer ...
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Reverend Lambeth
John McCallum ...
Jim Rankin
Chips Rafferty ...
Jocelyn Hernfield ...
Miss Workman
Reg Lye ...
Margaret Christensen ...
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ...
Marion Johns ...
Mrs. Stevens
Gavin Davies ...
Fred Stevens
Toni Hansen ...
Jean Holt
William Rees ...
Mr Johnson
John Fegan ...
Nobby
Guy Doleman ...
Bill McVitty
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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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12 June 1957 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Two-up is an Australian gambling game. Players wager on the toss of two coins, placing money on a result of two heads or two tails. If one of each turns up, there is no result and the coins are tossed again. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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

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Click go the Shears
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Sung at the pub
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Enchanting Aussie Movie
11 November 2006 | by (Mersin 10 Turkey) – See all my reviews

I saw this film as a youngster in the 1960s and along with the sequel 'Smiley Gets a Gun' it has always stuck in my memory as two films I must get round to watching again. I managed to obtain two new commercial releases from Australia and sat down with a bag of chips and a tinny to relive happy childhood memories, I wasn't disappointed.

Yes the Australian accents are a bit over the top and yes the films are now showing their age a bit, but for sheer charm and gentile entertainment 'Smiley' and its sequel take some beating. The acting is top notch and the camera work is exceptional. Both films are pure magic! Fine examples of Australian cinema are worth of a place in anyones DVD collection.


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