Further adventures of the Number 96 (1972) crew, on the big screen. After a devastating experience at the hands of a group of bikies Vera Collins recovers at the home of socialite friend Claire Houghton where she meets distinguished politician Nicholas Brent. She is romanced by him and worries that her shady past may harm his career but abruptly calls off the affair after a shock meeting with his son Tony. Dorrie and Herb begin arrangements for the celebration of their Ruby wedding anniversary with Roma, Arnold, Norma and Dudley all crossing wires and duplicating tasks while attempting to help out and cut costs. However a shocking discovery by Flo threatens to halt the celebrations and brings a new man into Dorrie's life. Meanwhile Aldo struggles to work two jobs after accidentally losing the money he had secretly pocketed in the deli to avoid paying income tax on it, and Lucy is suitably unimpressed after Les ropes Alf into his latest money-spinner; a sauna in the building's basement... Written by
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Did You Know?
There were said to be only five 35mm prints of the film, all blown-up from 16mm, which journeyed around Australia for screenings. This helps explain the slight 'soft-focus' feel and general scratchy quality of surviving prints. See more
Aldo Godolfus' hand is covered in ash before he touches his burnt bed, indicating a retake. See more
The 'epilogue' is prefaced with "Oh, what the Hell let's have a Happy Ending." See more
References To Catch a Thief
Paperboy, theme from 'Number 96'
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