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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Macauley
Dana Wilson ...
Buster
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Marge
George Rose ...
Donny
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Lily Parker
Russell Napier ...
Parker
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Beauty Kelly (as Niall Macginnis)
Tessie O'Shea ...
Bella
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Luke
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Jim Muldoon (as Charles Tingwell)
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Desmond
Barbara Archer ...
Shop Girl
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Papadoulos
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Doctor
Bruce Beeby ...
Macauley's Solicitor
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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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Opening credits: The events and characters portrayed in this film are fictitious. See more »

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Remade as The Shiralee (1987) 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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Rambling outback drama
22 October 2002 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Peter Finch is terrific as a traveling swagman, traversing the Australian outback in search of work and shelter. Finding his Sydney based wife shacked up with another man, he takes his daughter (Dana Wilson) and resumes his wandering ways. The film does a good job of keeping a lid on sentiment and features outstanding cinematography by Paul Beeson, who usually worked on less inspired fare like Tarzan Goes to India, Die Monster Die!, and Starcrash. One of the last efforts of Ealing Studios, and a good one, though certainly not on a par with their Alec Guinness comedies.


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