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Season of Passion (1959)

Summer of the Seventeenth Doll (original title)
Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 16 December 1961 (USA)
Two Australian sugarcane cutters spend their annual five-month vacations in Sydney with their mistresses.

Director:

Leslie Norman

Writers:

John Dighton (screenplay), Ray Lawler (play)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ernest Borgnine ... Roo
Anne Baxter ... Olive
John Mills ... Barney
Angela Lansbury ... Pearl
Ethel Gabriel Ethel Gabriel ... Emma
Vincent Ball Vincent Ball ... Dowd
Janette Craig Janette Craig ... Bubba
Deryck Barnes Deryck Barnes ... Bluey
Frank Wilson ... Vince
Al Garcia Al Garcia ... Dino
Jessica Noad Jessica Noad ... Nancy
Al Thomas Al Thomas ... Spriuker
Tom Lurich Tom Lurich ... The Atom Bomber
Dana Wilson Dana Wilson ... The Bomber's Daughter
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Two Australian sugarcane cutters spend their annual five-month vacations in Sydney with their mistresses.

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Plot Keywords:

sugarcane | friendship | australia | See All (3) »

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That was her great longing... See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

UK | Australia | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Season of Passion See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Trivia

According to the book the "Australian Film & TV Companion" by Tony Harrison, "Burt Lancaster, Rita Hayworth, and James Cagney were originally to have starred." See more »

Goofs

An obvious stunt double is thrown through the ropes at the wrestling match. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Cane Cutter (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

There's A Goldmine on the Sky
Written by Charles Kenny and Nick Kenny
Sung around the piano on New Year's Eve
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An Aussie film starring not one Aussie!
24 August 2016 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

It's odd that in this Australian film set in that beautiful country that none of the stars are, in fact, Australian! You've got two Americans (Ernest Borgnine and Anne Baxter) and two Brits (John Mills and Angela Lansbury) starring in this one! Sadly, the Aussie actors just weren't all that famous at the time and in a bid to get international box office money, they cast foreigners in this very Australian tale! If made today, at least they could have used Paul Hogan or Dame Edna, as they both are known internationally! Sadly, Borgnine sounded about as Australian as Charles Boyer, though the others at least sound reasonably good to this untrained ear.

As far as the story goes, it's about a couple guys who work the cane fields and then come back to the big city to have a good time with their mistresses. Not especially bad or good...and a film that never really impressed me one way or the other. This, combined with the casting, make this one I could easily have skipped.


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