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Music by Christina McPherson
Lyrics by A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson
Sung by unidentified performer on phonograph at military personnel party and played often in the score See more »
Dirk Bogarde appears in this film as a young, working class lad who achieves fame and fortune (and a nasty little moustache) as a speedway bike rider during the 1940's. Of course, his career is interrupted by the war.
It is a little laboured at times, but you have to admire the cameramen who created the footage of the races with such limited technology.
I spent a lot of the film trying to work out where the swagman theme was supposed to come from - aside from using Waltzing Matilda as the theme. Later on I realised his faithful wife Pat, and her brother, were supposed to be Australian. The brother later retired to Australia to go 'sheep farming'.
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