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The Adventures of Barry McKenzie (1972)

 -  Comedy  -  12 October 1972 (UK)
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Young Australian, Barry McKenzie, travels to England with his Aunt Edna after his father dies and a request is revealed in his will.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barry Crocker ...
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Landlord
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Dominic
Paul Bertram ...
Curly
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Mr. Gort
Avice Landone ...
Mrs. Gort
Mary Ann Severne ...
Lesley
Jenny Tomasin ...
Sarah Gort
Dick Bentley ...
Detective
Julie Covington ...
Blanche
Judith Furse ...
Claude
Christopher Malcolm ...
Sean
Maria O'Brien ...
Caroline Thighs
Margo Lloyd ...
Mrs. McKenzie
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Young Australian, Barry McKenzie, travels to England with his Aunt Edna after his father dies and a request is revealed in his will.

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Cripes!! The things these pom sheilahs will do in front of a camera !!!! [Australian theatrical daybill movie poster] See more »

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12 October 1972 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Przygody Barry'ego McKenzie  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In his book "North Face Of Soho", Clive James says he was an extra in the movie and because his part involved lying down, and was classified as stuntwork, he obtained a higher rate of pay. See more »

Goofs

In Caroline Thigh's flat Barry empties the curried chicken and prawn aphrodisiac down his boxers, staining his t-shirt. When he is thrown out of her flat the t-shirt is clean. See more »

Quotes

Landlord: [reading from newspaper] "I had six pints of Guinness and everything went black..."
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Connections

Followed by Barry McKenzie Holds His Own (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Ben Jonson, tune thought to be traditional
Played by the band at the Young Conservatives function
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Grotesque, but very funny

This film is probably one of the most grotesque I have ever had to watch. But it is also a masterpiece of writing and comic genius. Barry Crocker is brilliant as the naive Barry McKenzie, whilst Barry Humphries is superb as Edna Everidge.

There is also excellent support from the likes of Peter Cook, Dick Bentley, Dennis Price and William Rushton- actors and comedians who did what they did well.

An all-round classic: should be made compulsary viewing!


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