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Robbery Under Arms (1957)

Not Rated | | Action , Adventure , Crime | 1958 (USA)
Two brothers join their father in Captain Starlight's bush ranger gang in 19th Century Australia.

Director:

Jack Lee

Writers:

Rolf Boldrewood (from the novel entitled "Robbery Under Arms"), Alexander Baron (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Finch ... Starlight
Ronald Lewis ... Dick
David McCallum ... Jim
Maureen Swanson ... Kate
Jill Ireland ... Jean
Ursula Finlay Ursula Finlay ... Grace
Laurence Naismith ... Ben
Jean Anderson ... Ma
Edna Morris Edna Morris ... Aunt
Dudy Nimmo Dudy Nimmo ... Eileen
Vincent Ball Vincent Ball ... George Storefield
Max Wagner ... Goring
Larry Taylor ... Burke (as Laurence Taylor)
John Cadell John Cadell ... Warrigal (as Johnny Cadell)
Colin Ballantyne Colin Ballantyne ... Runnimal
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Two brothers join their father in Captain Starlight's bush ranger gang in 19th Century Australia.

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ROLF BOLDREWOOD'S famous story of Australia's lusty pioneer days has been made into an outstanding color film. It is by far the best film made in Australia. Peter Finch gives his finest performance as Captain Starlight, gentleman, robber, whose most potent weapons were a polite phrase and a disarming smile. See more »


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Lei da Violência See more »

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The Rank Organisation See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastman Color)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

The name of source novelist Rolf Boldrewood was an alias / pen-name / pseudonym / nom-de-plume for Thomas Alexander Browne (1826-1915). See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: AUSTRALIA 1865 See more »

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Version of Captain Starlight, or Gentleman of the Road (1911) See more »

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First-rate Australian western
2 June 2017 | by MOscarbradleySee all my reviews

A western in everything but name and not a bad one at that, Jack Lee's "Robbery Under Arms" is set during the same period as most westerns, the 1860's, but in Australia where Peter Finch's Captain Starlight leads a small gang of outlaws stealing cattle and robbing banks. Ronald Lewis and David McCallum are the brothers who follow their father into the gang looking for a bit of excitement. Lee makes good use of the Australian landscape which is superbly photographed by Harry Waxman and he never skimps on the action which is plentiful. No classic but very enjoyable nevertheless.


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