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The Shiralee (1957)

Not Rated | | Drama | 14 July 1958 (Sweden)
When Jim Macauley finds his wife with another man, he takes their young daughter and they hit the road. With a young child as his responsibility, he finds he can't be quite the fancy-free ... See full summary »

Director:

Leslie Norman

Writers:

D'Arcy Niland (novel), Neil Paterson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Finch ... Macauley
Dana Wilson Dana Wilson ... Buster
Elizabeth Sellars ... Marge
George Rose George Rose ... Donny
Rosemary Harris ... Lily Parker
Russell Napier Russell Napier ... Parker
Niall MacGinnis ... Beauty Kelly (as Niall Macginnis)
Tessie O'Shea Tessie O'Shea ... Bella
Sidney James ... Luke
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ... Jim Muldoon (as Charles Tingwell)
Reg Lye ... Desmond
Barbara Archer Barbara Archer ... Shop Girl
Alec Mango ... Papadoulos
John Phillips ... Doctor
Bruce Beeby Bruce Beeby ... Macauley's Solicitor
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Storyline

When Jim Macauley finds his wife with another man, he takes their young daughter and they hit the road. With a young child as his responsibility, he finds he can't be quite the fancy-free wanderer that he had been. Written by Cleo <frede005@maroon.tc.umn.edu>

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Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 July 1958 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

A Carga Preciosa See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Opening credits: The events and characters portrayed in this film are fictitious. See more »

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Rambling outback drama
22 October 2002 | by JohnSealSee all my reviews

Peter Finch is terrific as a traveling swagman, traversing the Australian outback in search of work and shelter. Finding his Sydney based wife shacked up with another man, he takes his daughter (Dana Wilson) and resumes his wandering ways. The film does a good job of keeping a lid on sentiment and features outstanding cinematography by Paul Beeson, who usually worked on less inspired fare like Tarzan Goes to India, Die Monster Die!, and Starcrash. One of the last efforts of Ealing Studios, and a good one, though certainly not on a par with their Alec Guinness comedies.


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