Wormy and diminutive, yet cunning and determined small-time hoodlum Squizzy Taylor rises to prominence and popularity in Melbourne, Australia in the 1920's. Squizzy romances brash moll ... See full summary »
Wormy and diminutive, yet cunning and determined small-time hoodlum Squizzy Taylor rises to prominence and popularity in Melbourne, Australia in the 1920's. Squizzy romances brash moll Dolly and works for bookie Henry Stokes before branching out on his own while being hounded by the police and courted by the press the whole time. Written by
I've always been of the opinion that Australian-made movies/TV programs were less than when compared with movies made in UK or USA. Even low budget American sit-coms seem to have higher production values than the big-budget Australian extravaganzas. Compare 'Burn Notice'(USA) with the latest (Australian) produced version of "The Great Gatsby"! I could never put my finger on the reason. The only exception to the foregoing statement would be "Phar Lap"(1983) directed by Simon Wincer.
Back to "Squizzy Taylor": a nasty little film about a nasty little man. According to Australian actor/critic/bore Graeme Blundell: David Atkins, since his starring role in this turkey, went on to become a film producer! Atkins has never been a household name and now we all know why. Even the much used Jacki Weaver can't save this tripe. Switch channels, mental note to self: never again. There we go: over ten lines already and I've hardly gotten started! Be warned.
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