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15 June 1970 (Australia) See more »
Plot:
Unable to support his family in the Australian outback, a man turns to stealing horses in order to make money... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Mick Jagger ... Ned Kelly
Clarissa Kaye-Mason ... Mrs. Kelly (as Clarissa Kaye)
Mark McManus ... Joe Byrne
Ken Goodlet ... Supt. Nicholson

Frank Thring ... Judge Barry
Bruce Barry ... George King
Tony Bazell ... Mr. Scott
Allen Bickford ... Dan Kelly
Robert Bruning ... Sgt. Steele
Alexander Cann ... McInnes
David Copping ... Curnow
Diane Craig ... Maggie Kelly
Gerry Duggan ... Father O'Hea
Geoff Gilmour ... Steve Hart
Anne Harvey ... Mrs. Devine
Serge Lazareff ... Wild Wright
Alexi Long ... Grace Kelly
Susan Lloyd ... Kate Kelly
Nigel Lovell ... Capt. Standish
Clifford Neate ... Living
Jessica Noad ... Mrs. Scott
Martyn Sanderson ... Fitzpatrick
Ken Shorter ... Aaron Sherritt
Lindsay Smith ... McIntyre
Peter Sumner ... Tom Lloyd
Doreen Warburton ... Mrs. Jones
Janne Wesley ... Caitlyn
James Elliott ... Pat O'Donnell
John Laws ... Kennedy
Liam Reynolds ... Lonigan
John Gray ... Stratton
Reg Gorman ... Bracken
John Hopkins ... O'Connor
Peter Whittle ... Devine
Bill Charlton ... Richards
Graham Keating ... 1st Trooper
Ben Blakeney ... Tracker

Bill Hunter ... Officer
John Dease ... Whitty
Andrew Sanders ... Farrell
Patsy Dance ... Mrs. Whitty
Ericka Crowne ... Mrs. Farrell
Colin Tilley ... Bank Clerk

Tim Van Rellim ... Sportsman
Patrick McCarville ... Sportsman
Kamahl ... Gloster
Ronald Golding ... Casement
Gordon McDougall ... Tarleton
Bryan Niland ... Mackey
Gary Fisher ... Jack Jones
Karin Altmann ... Jane Jones
Penny Stehli ... Mrs. Curnow
Francis Yin ... Sympathizer
Shirley May Donald ... Mrs. Byrne
Mary Marshall ... Mrs. Barry
Clare Balmford ... Nell Sherritt
Kurt Beimel ... Anton Wicks
Moshe Kedem ... Baumgarten
Keith Peterson ... Referee
Terry Erwin ... Chinese
Harry Kelly ... Aborigine
Jack Allen ... Melbourne
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Boddy ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Tony Richardson 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ian Jones 
Tony Richardson 

Produced by
Neil Hartley .... producer
 
Original Music by
Shel Silverstein 
 
Cinematography by
Gerry Fisher 
 
Film Editing by
Charles Rees 
 
Production Design by
Jocelyn Herbert 
 
Art Direction by
Andrew Sanders 
 
Costume Design by
Jocelyn Herbert (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Gavrik Losey .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Andrew Grieve .... assistant director
Tim Van Rellim .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Jonathan Woolf .... assistant art director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Gerry Humphreys .... dubbing mixer
Tony Jackson .... sound mixer
Peter Keen .... sound
Garth Marshall .... boom operator
Ian Masters .... sound
Richard Hymns .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ron Williams .... costume supervisor (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Sarah Ellis .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Ronald Frangipane .... music arranger (as Ron Frangipane)
Ron Haffkine .... musical director
 
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Also Known As:
"The Kelly Brothers" - Hong Kong (English title) (première title)
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Runtime:
Germany:99 min
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Certification:
Finland:K-16 | Iceland:16 | Singapore:NC-16 | UK:AA (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) | USA:GP | USA:PG (rating renamed) | West Germany:16 (nf)

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Trivia:
Mick Jagger (Ned Kelly) wrote the song "Brown Sugar" while filming this movie.See more »
Quotes:
Ned Kelly:[as he is about to be led into the court house] If I ever have to kill a man, Lonigan, you will be the first!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Love Child: Episode #1.1" (2014)See more »
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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Ignorance is bliss - a bit of a history lesson, 27 December 2005
Author: queen_of_anarchy from 'Nulla Beach Sydney Australia

I can't believe the comments regarding the use of an Irish accent as opposed to an "Australian" one. It might help if you actually KNEW anything of our convict past. (Have a look at Australian shows produced during the mid 20th century and you'll see that our accent is decidedly British, not the broad Australian accent of today - we are all a product of our past).

As for Ned, his father, John "Red" Kelly, was born in the county of Tipperary, Ireland. He was convicted of stealing 2 pigs & was transported to Australia sentenced to 7 years. It is pertinent to remember that in the 1840's we are dealing with the most wretched period in modern Irish history. The majority of the Irish population of over eight million people (1841) were chronically poor tenant farmers and cottiers. The Kelly's were just another poor, near landless family whose plight was of little concern to the alien administration (British) in control at that time. The Great Famine of 1845 - 1847 left over one million dead and another million gone on the 'coffin ships'. Such was the background to the offences committed by the likes of John Kelly. So he was transported to Australia for stealing for his family to survive. America, following the War of Independence, refused to accept any more convicts from Britain so the British turned to newly discovered Australia.

John Kelly was kept in Jail until 31st July 1841 when he was placed on board the convict ship 'The Prince Regent' in the port of Dublin. On the 7th August (note that he was interned on this prison hulk for 1 month in appalling conditions) 'The Prince Regent' sailed from Dublin with 182 convicts on Board. There was one port of call, Cape Town, and the ship arrived in the Derwent River, Van Diemens Land, now Tasmania, on 2nd January 1842. By this time John Kelly had already served one year of his sentence and the next six years were spent at convict and labouring jobs in Tasmania. He was granted his ticket of leave on 11th July 1845 and on 11th January 1848 he was granted his Certificate of Freedom. He was a free man again but in a different country on the other side of the world. My great great grandfather suffered the same fate - transported from England in 1837 aboard the "Charles Kerr" for stealing a pittance just to survive, he served 7 years before receiving his Certificate of Freedom in Nov 1843 (he was sentenced at the Old Bailey in Oct 1836). Just as John Kelly did, my ancestor married an Irish free settler (yes, there were some, even though my great great grandmother was shipwrecked twice on her way here!!!!).

I know this has little to do with an appraisal of the film (which I saw when it first came out &, yes, like another poster commented it did not have ANY American country music on the soundtrack - from memory it was backed by very early Australian / Irish folk songs of the time). However, I do remember that I thought at the time that Jagger (the iconic rebel) was a great choice for Ned & that it was a somewhat loose & art-based portrayal and was, with this in mind, spot on. I haven't seen the film for years but all I do know is that if I see a film on an American historical character (or even Lithuanian, for that matter) I would do some research on the history to try and understand the true circumstances that surrounded him or her. I recommend you study the history of Ned's time and the history of the time the film was made (1970) - you may then see it in a different light.

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