Dimboola follows the interaction of various characters at a country wedding reception.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Morrie McAdam
Natalie Bate ...
Maureen Delaney
Max Gillies ...
Vivian Worcester-Jones
Bill Garner ...
Dangles
Jack Perry ...
Horrie
Dick May ...
Shovel
Esme Melville ...
April
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Darcy
Alan Rowe ...
Angus (as Allan Rowe)
Irene Hewitt ...
Florence
Kerry Dwyer ...
Shirl
Val Jellay ...
Aggie
Barrie Barkla ...
Reverend Potts
Tim Robertson ...
Father O'Shea
Laurel Frank ...
Jackleen
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Dimboola follows the interaction of various characters at a country wedding reception.

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11 May 1979 (USA)  »

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AUD 350,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Five members of this movie's cast actually appeared in the 1973 Pram Factory production of the 'Dimboola' play produced by the Australian Performing Group. See more »

Quotes

MuttonBayonet: [singing] A marriage is made to be broken / The ring you wear is a horseshoe token / The bonds you forge at the altar / Are really a yoke and a halter.
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Version of Dimboola: The Stage Play (1973) See more »

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19 May 2010 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I originally read this story as a novel and I liked the brash humor of it.. The movie, however, is an embarrassment to the Aussie film culture. Everyone tries too hard for laughs and the gags flop like a fish out of water. The production standards are pitiful... it looks like the movie was made for a $1000 and they had change left over. There are some good Aussie actors in this and they must now look on this dud and cringe. On the DVD version there is included a stage version of the story... it's actually more watchable than the movie....... This nightmare belongs in a Melbourne fringe art show.... which is pretty much near where it originated. yuk!


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