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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 ... Captain Starlight
Ronald Lewis ... Dick Marston
David McCallum ... Jim Marston
Maureen Swanson ... Kate
Jill Ireland ... Jean
Ursula Finlay Ursula Finlay ... Grace
Laurence Naismith ... Ben Marston
Jean Anderson ... Ma Marston
Edna Morris Edna Morris ... Aunt
Dudy Nimmo Dudy Nimmo ... Eileen Marston
Vincent Ball Vincent Ball ... George Storefield
Max Wagner Max Wagner ... Police Sgt. 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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MANY of Britain's top players and technicians travelled half-way across the world to film this Australian classic of daring adventure in its authentic locales. The result is an outdoor film of rare sweep and power which stirringly and convincingly recreates the roaring pioneer days when life was lived close to Nature - and even closer to danger. In a superb cast, Peter Finch gives one of his strongest performances as Captain Starlight, the notorious 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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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastman Color)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Final full length feature film of Maureen Swanson. See more »

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Opening credits prologue: AUSTRALIA 1865 See more »

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Remake of Robbery Under Arms (1907) See more »

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Bright Colors. Good Leading Man. Early Australian Action/Western Drama
14 November 2001 | by bamptonjSee all my reviews

Perhaps what is most distinguishing about "Robbery Under Arms" is its very noticeable utilisation of the 50's, garish Technicolor process. This was, I believe, the first time a feature length film was photographed in such a manner in Australia and based on the novel by Rolf Boldrewood.

It's also good to see Peter Finch before he relocated to his native motherland. Its good to see that Australia recognised his sterling presence leagues before it was realised in Britain, and then in turn, America. Here he steals the show as Captain Starlight - representing the typical Aussie larrikin.


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