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Robbery Under Arms (1957)

 -  Action | Adventure | Crime  -  1958 (USA)
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Ronald Lewis ...
Laurence Naismith ...
Maureen Swanson ...
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Vincent Ball ...
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Dudy Nimmo ...
Jean Anderson ...
Ursula Finlay ...
John Cadell ...
Warrigal, black rustler (as Johnny Cadell)
Larry Taylor ...
Burke, new rustler (as Laurence Taylor)
Russell Napier ...
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MANY of Britain's top players and technicians travelled half-way across the world to film this Australian classic of daring adventure in its authentic locales. The result is an outdoor film of rare sweep and power which stirringly and convincingly recreates the roaring pioneer days when life was lived close to Nature - and even closer to danger. In a superb cast, Peter Finch gives one of his strongest performances as Captain Starlight, the notorious robber whose most potent weapons were a polite phrase and a disarming smile. See more »


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British director captured dissenting strands of Aussie psyche
9 February 2005 | by (Adelaide, South Australia) – See all my reviews

Awkward in fitting English actors into a faraway setting, and yes, over-coloured in Technicolor: so this English director caught some of the paradoxes of Australia, the raw young country less than 100 years settled in Boldrewood's yarn. Three things Jack Lee (who died only c2003) understood and expressed more fully than perhaps anyone, English or Australian. First, the wild irresponsibility of the bushranger released from society's constraints (Peter Finch's manic side caught this brilliantly). Second, the special eternal power of the ancient bush country (in this case, the Flinders Ranges, also the setting for 2002's The Tracker). Third, however briefly seen, the deep calm and perfect attunement to his country of the native man Warrigal, so that in this raw place, it is only the dispossessed who has ownership - a nod here to the real-life horseman Johnny Cadell, a screen natural.


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