The escapades of Ginger Meggs, local larrikin. He's trying to win the heart of Minnie Peters, but the pressures of school, his rival Eddie Coogan and bully Tiger Kelly make life tough for him. Besides, there's fishing to be done.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Garry McDonald ...
Mr. John Meggs
Ross Higgins ...
Mr. Floggswell
Gwen Plumb ...
Miss Leach
Harold Hopkins ...
Mr. Fox
John Wood ...
Constable Brady
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John Clayton ...
Mr. Wentworth
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Mr. Crackett
Coral Drouyn ...
Mrs. Sarah Meggs (as Coral Kelly)
Candy Raymond ...
Alex's Mother
Drew Forsythe ...
Tiger Kelly
Paul Daniel ...
Mark Spain ...
Benny
Daniel Cumerford ...
Eddie Coogan
Shelley Armsworth ...
Minnie Peters
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The escapades of Ginger Meggs, local larrikin. He's trying to win the heart of Minnie Peters, but the pressures of school, his rival Eddie Coogan and bully Tiger Kelly make life tough for him. Besides, there's fishing to be done.

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It is believed that Ginger Meggs lives in the Sydney suburb of Hornsby, New South Wales, which is where creator Jim Bancks spent the majority of his childhood. See more »

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When Ginger is on the bicycle, chasing Min and the runaway horse, Ginger passes the same garage twice in two different shots. See more »

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Features 40,000 Horsemen (1940) See more »

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Written & Arranged by John Stuart, Andrew Campbell & Peter Foerster
Vocals by Drew Campbell & "The Kids"
Guitar by John Stuart
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I remember this one too..

It's good to see that someone else saw this movie as well, because I remember as a kid watching it, and again when I was about 14, for old time's sake...I remember thinking 'oh my gosh, the acting is SOOOOOO bad!'

But the happy ending was what sucked me into watching the movie again and again as a child. I used to have such a crush on the kid who played Eddie Coogan, but was shocked to see that he was sadly hit by a train not too long after Ginger Meggs was made.

I can still vaguely remember the song that plays at the beginning and end of the movie, it went something like, 'Ginger Ginger Meggs...hey there Ginger!'

I remember the tune, just not the lyrics...but would love to hire it out again one day, just for a laugh, although I'm not sure whether it is still available. Definitely a movie to watch when you're not sober, makes it all the more funnier :-)


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