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Ned Kelly -- Ned Kelly (Mick Jagger) is the legendary outlaw of the Australian outback sought by authorities for stealing horses.


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Release Date:
15 June 1970 (Australia) See more »
Based on a true story, Ned Kelly is unable to support his family in the Australian outback, he turns to stealing horses in order to make money... See more » | Add synopsis »
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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
Crew verified as complete

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Also Known As:
"The Kelly Brothers" - Hong Kong (English title) (première title)
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Germany:99 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Finland:K-16 | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:18 (original rating) | Singapore:NC-16 | UK:AA (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) | USA:GP | USA:PG (rating renamed) | West Germany:16 (nf)

Did You Know?

The opening scenes of the movie were filmed in the Old Melbourne Gaol where Kelly was actually imprisoned and on the scaffold on which Kelly was actually hanged. The gaol (jail) at 377 Russell Street, Melbourne is now open as a tourist attraction.See more »
[last lines]
Ned Kelly:[as his death sentence is pronounced] Yes. I will meet you... There!
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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Not a total write off. Hopefully we will be lucky enough to see an improved installment sometime soon., 2 January 2002
Author: bamptonj from Melbourne

The criticism this film seems to receive every few years is quite intense. After viewing it, however, I feel that the comments made by the most vocal of critics are unwarranted.

Had the movie been an entire work of fiction and the Ned Kelly saga made up as an original screenplay, then many may have applauded this movie. The movie can definitely be enjoyed as a work of cinematic art, but obviously as an ode or anthology to the life of such an important Australian historical identity it can do nothing but fail in the telling of Ned Kelly's story. Hopefully, however, Neil Jordan's upcoming offering may get closer in creating such a testament.

On cinematic terms, NED KELLY it is somewhat enthralling, though it does fail to hit the high-note. For this, I can pinpoint no one particular error so it must instead be a combination of many. People will want to know whether Jagger acts well. Surprisingly, I think this is hard question to answer, but it is the least of our worries here.

The direction is rather adequate, though some scenes are quite nicely photographed -especially the end shoot-out. The editing at the start is quite impressive. The first major miscalculation, of course, are the problems encountered when casting a slim, Englishman as the sturdy protagonist who is supposed to be an overwhelming 6'4 Irish-Australian. This miscasting is confounded with Jagger's pathetic attempt at a full-grown beard which makes our hero - or anti-hero - look Amish. The trailer's claim that `if Ned Kelly were alive today.he'd probably be Mick Jagger', therefore, is quite arguable.

There is also an over-abundance of soundtrack music. I have no reservations about that. Most of lyrics to the folky, country soundtrack act as direct commentary to the proceedings of the story we see or are asides that relate directly to it. Almost instantaneously it becomes repetitious and highly corny.

The biggest problem is, however, the lack of any serious character development. The film concentrates mainly on Ned and gives a little consideration to Dan, Steve and Joe, who in reality were as much a part of the gang as Ned was. The development is so negligent that barely even lip service is paid to identity of several key characters. You can be forgiven for not knowing that the man shot in the groin was actually a member of the Kelly gang!

In conclusion, the film gives itself no chance of a being remembered as a classic. It would be nice, perhaps, if the film had of been directed by an Australian. No, forget that. A Victorian.

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