Tom Cooper, a married man recently returned from WWI, falls in love with an artist visiting his country town, but he has misgivings after meeting her city friends. Written by
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This film was made and released about five years before the more well-known Australian movie about World War I, Gallipoli (1981). Ironically, it was Peter Weir who directed that picture and turned-down directing this film. See more »
There is a reference to Alice's house being her Shangri-La. However, 'Shangri-La' was first mentioned in James Hilton's book, Lost Horizon, first published in 1933, this film is set in the early 1920s. See more »
Australia Will Be There
Written by Walter William "Skipper" Francis
Performed by the Marist Singers of Eastwood. See more »
This film is a forgotten minor classic of the Australian industry. It very effectively evokes post WWI Australia, and the values and society in a small country town, and a returned serviceman suffering post traumatic stress. The soldier is brilliantly played by Andrew MacFarlane in what must be one of his best performances. I don't know why this film isn't better known or more popular - it's subject matter isn't uplifting, but it is an engaging and important film - screaming for a DVD release! If you can find this film somewhere it's well worth looking at. It makes a nice companion piece to The Mango Tree, and is a superior film to that.
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