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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
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 »
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 »
You could not grow up in the UK in the fifties without seeing a Smiley flick. They were almost exotic in that all the actors were speaking English, but it was that spicy Aussie version. These flicks colored or informed my view of Australia and Aussies in many ways. Aussies I met later in London did not always like the impression that Smiley had made on the Brits. The felt that it gave the wrong view that all Aussie were hicks, and did not know Shakespeare from milk shake. Australia was so far away and yet connected to the UK by a really thick umbilical. The flick was released as the emigration of thousands of UK citizens to Australia was beginning to ebb, and I wonder what effect it might have had on those who were thinking of leaving the 'old country' and going to the 'lucky country'.
Too bad Netflicks does not have it....what was I thinking?
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