Jim Craig has lived his first 18 years in the mountains of Australia on his father's farm. The death of his father forces him to go to the low lands to earn enough money to get the farm back on its feet. Kirk Douglas plays two roles as twin brothers who haven't spoken for years, one of whom was Jim's father's best friend and the other of whom is the father of the girl he wants to marry. A 20 year old feud re-erupts, catching Jim and Jessica in the middle of it as Jim is accused of letting a prize stallion loose. Written by
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This picture was one of fifty Australian films selected for preservation as part of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia's Kodak / Atlab Cinema Collection Restoration Project. See more »
At the moment Jim looks down at Jessica, who is on the ledge, his lips move as he says something, but there is no dialogue to indicate what it is. See more »
[viewing from horseback, after Jim saves Jessica and they kiss, a change coming in the Aussie mountain weather]
It changes so suddenly. One moment it's paradise, the next it's trying to kill you.
Yep, that's how it can be up here. If it was easy to get to know it, it would be not challenging. You've got to treat the mountains like a high-spirited horse; never take it for granted.
It's the same with people, too.
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A herd of wild horses stampede over the hills after the end credits. See more »
one of the best movies about cowboys just being cowboys
The Man from Snowy River is by far one of the best movies about cowboys I have seen. It shows cattle ranchers doing what they do best, riding their horses! But as it is with most of our favorite movies, we can find flaws in them. Kirk Douglas should not have played two characters, and the girl playing Jessica could not act to save her soul. But poor acting aside this movie has possibly the greatest horse chase sequences ever! The riders do things with their horses I never thought possible especially when Jim jumps over a cliff while on his horse. The movies musical score makes every sequence truly beautiful and accents the background of the Austrailan highlands perfectly. The music during the chase scene makes the sequence all the more inspirational. I would recommend this movie to any fan of westerns, young or old, American or Australian, this movie is for you!
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