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Russell Napier ...
Parker
Niall MacGinnis ...
Beauty Kelly (as Niall Macginnis)
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Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ...
Jim Muldoon (as Charles Tingwell)
Reg Lye ...
Desmond
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Shop Girl
Alec Mango ...
Papadoulos
John Phillips ...
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When Jim Macauley finds his wife with another man, he takes their young daughter and they hit the road. With a young child as his responsibility, he finds he can't be quite the fancy-free wanderer that he had been. Written by Cleo <frede005@maroon.tc.umn.edu>

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14 July 1958 (Sweden)  »

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A Carga Preciosa  »

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'Peter Finch' replaced Bill Travers at short notice. See more »

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Featured in 40,000 Years of Dreaming (1997) See more »

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Grandad's Rock
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Written by Lionel Bart, Una Bart and Tommy Steele
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Touching Aussie classic
3 March 2002 | by (Brisbane, Australia) – See all my reviews

A really enjoyable film that shows a mans love for his little daughter and her love for him. He sometimes dismisses her but comes to realise that he is more fond of her than he cares to admit when she nearly dies.

Also the attractive shopgirl reminds us how nice women were in the fifties!! Great film - dated of course - but still wonderful. Just thought it ended rather abruptly and left us wanting more.........


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