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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

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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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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Trivia

Star Peter Finch had made another feature film in Australia, 'The Shiralee' (1957), immediately prior to this picture. See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: AUSTRALIA 1865 See more »

Connections

Version of Robbery Under Arms (1907) 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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Lei da ViolĂȘncia See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

The Rank Organisation See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastman Color)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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