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Robbery Under Arms (1957)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 1958 (USA)
Two brothers join their father in Captain Starlight's bush ranger gang in 19th Century Australia.

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(from the novel entitled "Robbery Under Arms"), (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Two brothers join their father in Captain Starlight's bush ranger gang in 19th Century Australia.

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The book was first printed in 1882, and has never gone out of print. See more »


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A Lei da Violência  »

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Opening credits: All characters and events in this film are fictitious. Any similarity to actual events or persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. See more »

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Opening credits prologue: AUSTRALIA 1865 See more »

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Remade as Robbery Under Arms (1985) 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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