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The Mango Tree (1977)

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Jamie is a young man growing up in the small Australian town of Bundaberg during the early 1940's. Jamie loves his tranquil life, surrounded by the friendly locals, and being brought up by ... See full summary »

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Jamie is a young man growing up in the small Australian town of Bundaberg during the early 1940's. Jamie loves his tranquil life, surrounded by the friendly locals, and being brought up by his warm caring grandmother. But when a local preacher goes nutty, all hell breaks loose for the community, and Jamie leaves Bundaberg for the city. Written by Peter Denzler

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16 December 1977 (Australia)  »

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Der Mangobaum  »

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The first paragraph of Ronald McKie's novel 'The Mango Tree' read: "A black wind from across the mountains brought dust and grass seeds and a melancholy crying. It cuffed the long leaves of the mango tree, threw powdered cane trash against the windows. It spread dark stains on the river and the stains travelled with the tides until they were absorbed or taken to sea. After three days the wind stopped and into the silence came another, sticky with salt and stinking of weed, but cool and soft from the southern marches of the Coral Sea, so that in the piccaninny daylight of that Christmas Eve, as the men left the scrub that clamped the town against the river and came down the long street, their flannels stained a darker grey, their boots fresh-blacked with dew, the morning was still and cloudless and splashed with birds." See more »

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The color patch worn by the Light Horse trooper (who assists the Professor in the early scene) is back-to-front. The leading edge of the patch should show the Brigade color (white for the 1st Light Horse Brigade), while the battalion color (green in this instance) should be to the rear. See more »

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Advance Australia Fair
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Written by Peter Dodds McCormick
Played by the band at the political rally
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I was there as this was being made.
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I was 11 and living in a small town called Gayndah, in Queensland, when this film was being made. I remember Sir Robert Helpmann, and an American actor with dark hair and a wandering eye.

I also remember a scene in front of the Burnett Hotel in Gayndah, in which a horse was tranquilized so that it would collapse.


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