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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Walter Chiari ...
Nino Culotta
Claire Dunne ...
Kay Kelly
Chips Rafferty ...
Harry Kelly
Alida Chelli ...
Giuliana
Ed Devereaux ...
Joe Kennedy
Slim DeGrey ...
Pat
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Dennis
Charles Little ...
Jimmy
Anne Haddy ...
Barmaid
Jack Allen ...
Fat Man in Bar
Red Moore ...
Texture Man
Ray Hartley ...
Newsboy
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Lifesaver
Alan Lander ...
Charlie
Keith Peterson ...
Drunk Man on Ferry
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Nino Culotta is an Italian immigrant who arrived in Australia with the promise of a job as a journalist on his cousin's magazine, only to find that when he gets there the magazine's folded, the cousins done a runner & the money his cousin sent for the fare was borrowed from the daughter of the boss of a local construction firm. So Nino tries to get a job & finishes up ... laying bricks. Nino works hard & makes friends with lots of locals, Nino & Kay argue a lot, Nino & Kay fall in love ... Kay takes Nino to meet 'Daddy' but daddy hates journalists, immigrants and bricklayers (he's now BOSS of a construction firm). Nino starts to win him over with his charm & determination to marry Kay. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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The Hilarious best-seller now becomes... The funniest film ever made about Australians!


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13 October 1966 (Australia)  »

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Eles vão dar o que falar  »

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AUD 600,000 (estimated)
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Gregory Peck originally planned to produce and star after he had bought the rights while filming " On the Beach" in 1959. See more »

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Featured in The Story of Making the Film They're a Weird Mob (1966) See more »

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In This Man's Country
Words and Music by Rene Devereaux
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Possible author cameo?
4 September 1999 | by (Perth, Western Australia) – See all my reviews

I think I spotted author John O'Grady in the opening sequence where the voiceover bloke is introducing us to Australia and its customs.

Two blokes are in a pub having a beer. The voiceover bloke tells us, "These are called schooners," referring to the size of the beer glasses. Then the two blokes take a pull of their schooners. The bloke on the right looks just like O'Grady, whose photo appeared in his autobiography There Was a Kid 10 years later.


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