Don's Party (1976)

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The movie Dons Party is about a wild house party in a suburban Australian neighbourhood. Don Henderson convinces his wife to have another party so that their friends can gather to watch the... See full summary »


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Complete credited cast:
Clare Binney ...
Pat Bishop ...
Graeme Blundell ...
Kath Henderson
John Hargreaves ...
Don Henderson
Harold Hopkins ...
Graham Kennedy ...
Veronica Lang ...
Candy Raymond ...
Kit Taylor ...
John Grey Gorton ...
Himself (Prime Minister of Australia 1968-1971)


The movie Dons Party is about a wild house party in a suburban Australian neighbourhood. Don Henderson convinces his wife to have another party so that their friends can gather to watch the election, drink and carry on. Dons wife, Kath sees the party as just more work, while Don sees it as a chance to break his boring routine. The year is 1969 and some of Dons friends have jumped on the bandwagon of sexual freedom and experimentation. However, others at the party are more conservative about their politics and sex, and naturally, arguments break out over politics and fist fights erupt over the seduction of others wives. Written by Lloyd Harris <>

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10 November 1976 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

A Festa de Don  »

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Actor Graeme Blundell was cast against type playing the repressed conservative character of Simon. Blundell had recently become famous for playing the raunchy ladies man Alvin Purple in The Sex Therapist (1973) and Alvin Rides Again, and Again! And Again! And Again! (1974). See more »


[first lines]
Kath Henderson: Could you put Richard in the car?
Don Henderson: Right.
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Featured in Crashing the Party: The Making of 'Don's Party' (2005) See more »


She Wears My Ring
Sung by Johnny O'Keefe
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Pretty poor
19 January 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

After watching and enjoying "Travelling North', I decided to have a go at 'Don's Party'.

I moved to Canberra in 1970 and heard a lot about the play. My impression then was that it dealt with politics as it was set on the night of a Federal election.

I was rather surprised to find that the film was essentially to do with sexual relationships among the various characters.

I don't know if the film was just dated but the characters, except for the dentist, came across as totally unreal.

The arguments seemed totally fabricated. As did the sex. The humour might reflect what happens in a football dressing room but I've never seen anything like it in any party. In fact, it's hard to see why Don would have put together such a bitchy lot of people.

About 3/4 of the way through, I pulled out the DVD and went for a book instead.

Barry Qld

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