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Hammers Over the Anvil (1993)

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This is the story of the crippled young Alan Marshall and his hero worship of the local he-man horse trainer East Driscoll, the schoolboy crush Alan has on the local aristocratic English ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Grace McAlister
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Alexander Outhred ...
Alan Marshall
Frankie J. Holden ...
'Bushman' Marshall
Jake Frost ...
Joe Carmichael (as Jake D. Frost)
Alethea McGrath ...
Mrs. Bilson
John Rafter Lee ...
Charles McAlister (as John Lee)
Frank Gallacher ...
Amanda Douge ...
Nellie Bolster
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Elsie Marshall
Daphne Grey ...
Mrs. Herbert
Caroline Kemp ...
Lucy Taylor
Sam Nightingale ...
Freckles Jack
Syd Brisbane ...
Duke the Dance Caller
Peter Osborn ...
Father Finnegan
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This is the story of the crippled young Alan Marshall and his hero worship of the local he-man horse trainer East Driscoll, the schoolboy crush Alan has on the local aristocratic English beauty Grace McAlister and the affair that young Alan witnesses developing between Grace and East. Things inevitably take a turn towards the tragic when East becomes determined to force Grace to leave her husband and run away with him. Written by etherealtb

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AN ARISTOCRATIC ENGLISHWOMAN...AN AUSTRALIAN HORSEMAN and a young boy on a journey towards the exciting but forbidden world of adults... See more »


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22 July 1994 (Australia)  »

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Az erdőlakó fia  »

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AUD 4,000,000 (estimated)
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When "The Magpie and Stump Hotel" in Mintaro in the Clare Valley, South Australia appeared in "Hammers Over The Anvil", the name of the pub was painted over. However, when the painters repainted back the name, they got it wrong and instead called the pub the "The Magpie Stump Hotel". See more »

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Beautiful, passionate rites of passage film
10 July 2000 | by (The Vally, CA) – See all my reviews

Beautiful, passionate rites of passage film. Ann Turner, the director, chose her actors well. Charlotte Rampling's cool femininity and Russell Crowe's intense masculinity created a special chemistry on screen. Ann Turner had some very delicate scenes to direct and used an subtle and artful touch. The opening scene was glorious and a joy to see an actor (or anyone) so comfortable in their own skin.

The young boy who played Alan Marshall (Alexander Outhred) was absolutely wonderful. There was a magical, childlike wonder and innocence about the love scene between East & Grace that Alan witnesses and another reason why this film is so good. I don't want to spoil this for anyone who is able to see it... I'll just say this could become one of my favorite films. It's possible that this will be released on VHS soon.


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