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

Connections

Remade as The Shiralee (1987) See more »

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The Shiralee
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Written and Performed by Tommy Steele
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Touching Aussie classic
3 March 2002 | by tonaluvSee all my reviews

A really enjoyable film that shows a mans love for his little daughter and her love for him. He sometimes dismisses her but comes to realise that he is more fond of her than he cares to admit when she nearly dies.

Also the attractive shopgirl reminds us how nice women were in the fifties!! Great film - dated of course - but still wonderful. Just thought it ended rather abruptly and left us wanting more.........


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