A teacher discovers one of his students has a rare blood disease, and is drawn into a mystery that culminates in a thrilling climax.





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Cast overview:
Simon Robinson
David Abbott
Jenny Abbott
Michelle Jarman ...
Sally Abbott
Dr. Miller
Geraldine Turner ...
Betty Tate
Jim Tate
Barry Donnelly ...
Sergeant Potter
Sheila Florance ...
Miss Gleeson
Isobel Harley ...
Miss Tucker
Joy Westmore ...
Mrs. Shields
Adrian Wright ...
Peter Flynn
David Smeed ...
Max Fairchild ...
Joe Baxter


A teacher discovers one of his students has a rare blood disease, and is drawn into a mystery that culminates in a thrilling climax.

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Beyon the bridge was Summerfield. And a secret that should not have been shared. See more »


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Release Date:

30 September 1977 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Hemmeligheden  »

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Two behind-the-scenes documentaries about this movie, Secrets of Summerfield: The Making of 'Summerfield' (2005) and "A Shattered Silence" (1977) are both included on the Australian DVD for this film. See more »


Simon Robinson: [finding the car in the boat shed] Why? Why did they hide it?
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Finally out on DVD with some great extras.
15 August 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I saw this film while on holiday in England nearly 25 years ago and it has haunted me ever since. Trouble is, I was never able to recall the title until a recent conversation with a friend who had the same experience with this film at about the same time, but long before we knew each other.

My main point is to report that this film has stood the test of time and was just as good this time around even though I knew the ending. It may well be true that Australia wasn't ready for a film such as this - how some critics described it as boring completely escapes me! The DVD contains some excellent interviews with those involved in the film and helps to explain the apparent lack of box office success.

This is quintessential Australian cinema which must not be missed!

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