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Season of Passion (1959)

Summer of the Seventeenth Doll (original title)
Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 16 December 1961 (USA)
Two Australian sugarcane cutters spend their annual five-month vacations in Sydney with their mistresses.

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Two Australian sugarcane cutters spend their annual five-month vacations in Sydney with their mistresses.

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sugarcane | friendship | australia | See All (3) »

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She got everything she wanted out of love - except marriage! See more »

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According to the book the "Australian Film & TV Companion" by Tony Harrison, "Burt Lancaster, Rita Hayworth and James Cagney were originally to have starred". See more »

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At the end of the movie when Angela Lansbury is leaving her room to go to the taxi, she picks up one suitcase but outside she is carrying two suitcases. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Cane Cutter (2008) See more »

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Good King Wenceslas
Music traditional and lyrics by John M. Neale and Thomas Helmore (uncredited)
Heard as background music
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Butchered
28 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

Ernest Borgnine and John Mills star in this butchering of the Ray Lawlor play about cane cutters in the off - season.

Borgnine, known at the time as the star in "McHale's Navy", is the middle aged labourer (actually about 33 years old or so in the play) past his prime and Mills is his mate.

Angela Lansbury plays herself as a widow replacing Mills' girlfriend. In the play she was more salty than high class.

In the play, "Barney" - played by Mills - was still a fairly young man (still in his mid-ish twenties).

There is an odd scene where Bubba, the young ingenue is a barmaid filling up schooners with dregs (a Scottish bar ?).

Product placements - Peters Icecream (twice), Brylcreem, Toohey Old (twice), TAA (airlines), Tooths (beer) and Bex (twice - aspirin).


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