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 movie begins in 1915 on the 25th April, this date being well-known to Australians and New Zealanders as ANZAC Day. Anzac Day is these country's War Memorial Day and recognizes the date of the landing at Gallipoli in 1915 which features as the opening sequence of this picture. 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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