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They're a Weird Mob (1966)

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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,... See full summary »

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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
...
Dennis
Charles Little ...
Jimmy
Anne Haddy ...
Barmaid
Jack Allen ...
Fat Man in Bar
Red Moore ...
Texture Man
Ray Hartley ...
Newsboy
Tony Bonner ...
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)  »

Also Known As:

Eles vão dar o que falar  »

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AUD 600,000 (estimated)
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The opening week attendances at the State Theatre, Sydney broke a 37-year record for the theatre. The scenes of Nino being rescued from the surf were filmed from a duck (amphibious vehicle) borrowed from the Australian Army. See more »

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

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Cretan Dance
from Night Ambush (1957)
Written by Mikis Theodorakis
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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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