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Robbery Under Arms (1957)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Crime | May 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 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 ... 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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The Outlaw Who Seared His Brand On the Land! See more »


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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Cast members David McCallum and Jill Ireland formed a personal relationship during production of this movie in Australia and married after they returned to England. The pair were later divorced with Ireland famously marrying American tough guy movie star Charles Bronson. See more »

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Opening credits prologue: AUSTRALIA 1865 See more »

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British director captured dissenting strands of Aussie psyche
9 February 2005 | by FilmartDDSee all my reviews

Awkward in fitting English actors into a faraway setting, and yes, over-coloured in Technicolor: so this English director caught some of the paradoxes of Australia, the raw young country less than 100 years settled in Boldrewood's yarn. Three things Jack Lee (who died only c2003) understood and expressed more fully than perhaps anyone, English or Australian. First, the wild irresponsibility of the bushranger released from society's constraints (Peter Finch's manic side caught this brilliantly). Second, the special eternal power of the ancient bush country (in this case, the Flinders Ranges, also the setting for 2002's The Tracker). Third, however briefly seen, the deep calm and perfect attunement to his country of the native man Warrigal, so that in this raw place, it is only the dispossessed who has ownership - a nod here to the real-life horseman Johnny Cadell, a screen natural.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Lei da ViolĂȘncia See more »

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Production Co:

The Rank Organisation 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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