Dramatization of the 1932/33 Test cricket series between England and Australia. Played in Australia, the series gained notoriety in Australian and worldwide cricketing history for the fact ... See full summary »
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Dramatization of the 1932/33 Test cricket series between England and Australia. Played in Australia, the series gained notoriety in Australian and worldwide cricketing history for the fact that the English team (headed by captain Douglas Jardine) applied a bowling technique called "leg theory", or more commonly, Bodyline. This technique involved bowlers bowling the ball directly at the batsman's body, and resulted in many of the Australian team receiving numerous bruises and injuries, with batsman Bert Oldfield sustaining a cracked skull. The series generated much anger and resentment towards the English team within Australia and seriously damaged Anglo-Australian cricketing relations at the time. Written by
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Heckler (Ernest Jones):
[in boat alongside the Oriente through a loud hailer]
Go home, you Pommie bastards! You don't stand a chance against Bradman!
[on deck to other players]
Gentlemen, we are entering the land of the barbarian!
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A must-see for cricket fans. Characters are very well cast. They even give a very convincing batting, bowling and fielding performance. This movie really caught the spirit of cricket, it shows very convincingly how players are in a way obsessed and don't stop talking and thinking about the game.
The directors really knew what they were doing, have been observing and studying the matter thoroughly. Apart from the actors, scenery and original story the movie gives a chilling view on the English determination to beat the Aussies/Bradman. Even if it meant they had to abandon the gentleman-rules of the play. I wish I could get it on video or dvd, but they never released it to the public. May be a good idea to do it after all, I'd certainly buy a copy!
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