Stanley Evans is a Welsh teacher who heads to Austalia after an unsuccessful romance. Yearning for the good old days when he was a choral director in Wales, Secombe organizes his Aussie ... See full summary »

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Harry Secombe ...
Maggie Fitzgibbon ...
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Mick Cassidy
Dennis Jordan ...
Steve Cassidy
Dawn Lake ...
Sal Cassidy
Peter Whittle ...
Pete Marshall
Bobby Limb ...
Bill
Norm Erskine ...
Norm
Jack Allen ...
Banjo
Roger Cox ...
Ben
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Gunboat
John Armstrong ...
Shiller
Benita Collings ...
Alice
Stuart Wagstaff ...
Announcer
Jeff Ashby ...
Pearson
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Stanley Evans is a Welsh teacher who heads to Austalia after an unsuccessful romance. Yearning for the good old days when he was a choral director in Wales, Secombe organizes his Aussie students into a children's choir. Along the way, Secombe finds lasting happiness with down-to-earth local woman. Written by Ørnås

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He's playing a Pommy teacher landed in the promised land with a bunch of cheeky kids, a fractured love affair and the Kookaburra Springs sexpot . . . you have to LAUGH!

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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22 December 1972 (Australia)  »

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A Canção da Vida  »

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This movie's World Premiere was held in Parkes, New South Wales, Australia on 18 November 1972. The picture had been mainly shot on location in the Parkes environs. See more »

Soundtracks

Come With Me And Be My Love (Bugailior Gwyneth Gwyn)
Traditional, Adapted by Jimmy Grafton and James Gilbert
Sung by Harry Secombe
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Last big screen outing for Sir Harry
16 June 2009 | by (Swansea, Wales) – See all my reviews

A real gem of a movie starring Sir Harry Secombe as Stanley Evans, a Welsh choir master emigrating to Australia to escape his past in Wales to teach kids in the Australian outback. In real life Secombe was himself a Welsh-born tenor, and his dual talent for music and comedy is perfectly suited to this role. It's a shame it was to be the former Goon's final movie, besides later television roles in the UK. Ironically, Secombe concentrated on his singing and television presenting career later in his career and didn't exploit his huge comedy potential for the last few decades of his life. For this reason, "Sunstruck" is a sad reminder of what could have been.


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