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(1976)

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Screenwriter Joan Long wrote the character parts of Josie and Ted for Jacki Weaver and Jack Thompson respectively.
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This movie was filmed during August and September 1975.
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The production shoot for this film went for six weeks.
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Producer Anthony Buckley took an option out on the 'Caddie' book rights for £ 100 whilst he was editing Wake in Fright (1971) late in 1970.
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Apparently, one distributor said they would only invest in this film if Caddie was cast with either Faye Dunaway or Julie Christie.
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Several actresses were interviewed for the lead role of Caddie Marsh in three Australian capital cities: Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney. A shortlist of six actresses were screen-tested and Helen Morse got the part.
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This movie was made and released about twenty-three years after the pseudonymous autobiography 'Caddie' was first published in 1953.
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Apparently, filming took place in some of the older Sydney city locations just hours before demolition was about to take place there.
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Breakthrough film role of Australian actress Helen Morse.
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The filmmakers studied earlier Australian films such as the working-class drama Sunshine Sally (1922) prior to production filming.
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First theatrical feature film directed by Donald Crombie.
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This movie was filmed in Sydney, New South Wales Australia and shot in about forty locations in this city.
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The interiors of the hotel scenes were actually filmed at the old Cinesound Studios at Rozelle in the inner west of Sydney.
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The book 'Caddie' became a best-seller after the theatrical release of this movie adaptation.
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Caddie's real full name was Catherine Beatrice "Caddie" Edmonds. By legal deed poll, Caddie stylized her last name as Elliott, Mackay-Elliott and Elliott-Mackay. In this film, her character is known as Caddie Marsh.
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In real life, Catherine Edmonds obtained the nick-name of 'Caddie' because one of her boyfriends thought that she had "the sleek body and class of his Cadillac motorcar".
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The Kent Hotel, used for filming as the exteriors of the main hotel setting in this movie, closed in 1976 but later trader for a time as 'Caddie's Restaurant', after the success of this motion picture.
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This movie was the Opening Night Film at the 1976 San Francisco Film Festival, the first time that this festival had not opened with a film from a major American distributor.
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In this film's source 'Caddie' book, the true name of the Caddie first person author and central character is never revealed. Caddie's full name wasn't revealed until the 1990s.
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This film was nominated for four Australian Film Institute (AFI) Awards, all for acting, and won all four. They were Best Actor in a Supporting Role
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This film represents the second of three Australian Film Institute (AFI) Awards won for acting in a feature film by Australian actress Jacki Weaver, which was a tie for Best Supporting Actress with Melissa Jaffer from this very same film. Weaver's first had been for Best Actress (as the Hoyts Prize for Best Performance) in Stork (1971) whilst the third was for Best Actress in Animal Kingdom (2010).
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Actress Jacki Weaver's name was mis-spelled in Australian promotional materials for this picture.
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This Australian picture was one of three motion pictures selected to open on 8 April 1976 the then new Greater Union Pitt Centre multiplex in Sydney, Australia, the city where this movie was filmed.
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This film won not one but two major awards at the 1976 San Sebastián International Film Festival. It won the Best Actress Award for Helen Morse and won the Special Prize of the Jury for director Donald Crombie.
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The early part of Caddie's life as detailed in the film's source autobiographical book was not included for this screen adaptation.
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This filmed adaptation of the book 'Caddie' was made and released about sixteen years after the authoress of the book, Catherine "Caddie" Edmonds (born 1900), had passed away in 1960.
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Helen Morse received top / first billing, Takis Emmanuel received second billing, Jack Thompson received third billing and Jacki Weaver received fourth billing.
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The full title of the source 'Caddie' book is: "Caddie: The Autobiography of a Sydney Barmaid". The book has also be known to called both "Caddie: The story of a barmaid set in the Depression" and "Caddie, the Story of a Barmaid". The opening titles of this picture announce that the film is based on the book "'Caddie' by Caddie".
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The full title of the source 'Caddie' book is: "Caddie : The Autobiography of a Sydney Barmaid". The subtitle has also be known to read: "The story of a barmaid set in the Depression".
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This movie, which had a woman lead and central character, was made and released about one year after International Women's Year in 1975. The film was partially funded from the Australian National Advisory Committee of the International Women's Year.
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This Australian film was successful at the box-office when released during 1976.
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Producer Anthony Buckley first saw the 'Caddie' book at a newsagent in the Sydney suburb of Mosman. Buckley bought a copy, stayed up late to read it, then contacted the publishers to acquire an option on the film rights.
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This film is considered one of the key films of the Australian New Wave cinema of the 1970s.
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First film as a producer for the then editor Anthony Buckley.
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The film's opening title card sets the time and place of the start of the movie as "Sydney, Autumn 1925".
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This movie's film script had to be dramatically cut-down due to the restrictive filming limitations of the picture's tight six week shooting schedule.
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First of three films that the production, namely director Donald Crombie and producer Anthony Buckley, made in the same Sydney suburbs region. The second was The Killing of Angel Street (1981) whilst the third was Kitty and the Bagman (1983).
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Appearing in a supporting role in this picture, Australian actor Jack Thompson had during the mid 1970s, at the advice of his agent, concentrated on interesting supporting roles rather than star vehicles. So for a short period, Thompson appeared in smaller notable parts in films such as bookmaker Ted in this movie as well as non-lead parts in Mad Dog Morgan (1976) and The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978).
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Producer Anthony Buckley wanted this movie to have a similar look to Roman Polanski's Chinatown (1974).
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In preparation for her role in this film, actress Helen Morse visited some of the real places in Sydney, Australia that the real Caddie lived and worked in.
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Actress Helen Morse worked intermittently as a waitress at a hotel in the Sydney suburb of 'The Rocks' for three weeks in preparation for her role as publican barmaid Caddie in this film. Prior to being cast in this picture, Morse had never worked as a pub bar-girl.
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Publicity for this picture stated that it had one of the largest casts since the much earlier Australian movie 40,000 Horsemen (1940). Caddie (1976) featured seventy-two speaking parts and utilized six hundred extras.
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The make and model of the car seen in the film that Caddie gets her nickname from was a green 1923 Cadillac limousine. The vehicle was owned by Brian Woodbury, a Sydney businessman.
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Second of three Australian feature films starring Greek actor Takis Emmanuel. The first was Tom Cowan's Promised Woman (1975) whilst the third was Paul Cox's Kostas (1979).
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The phrase, "She's got Buckley's", is used when referring to Ruby's chance of landing Peter. This is the shortened form of an Australian expression, "Buckley's chance" or "Buckley's and Nunn", meaning no chance at all.
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Director Michael Powell, who had filmed Age of Consent (1969) in Australia, visited the set in Sydney, Australia during principal photography.
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Spoilers 

The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

The film's closing epilogue states: "Peter did return to Caddie but was killed in a motoring accident before they could be married. Caddie died in 1960."
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