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Season of Passion (1960)

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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

At the end of the movie when Angela Lansbury is leaving her room to go to the taxi, she picks up one suitcase but outside she is carrying two suitcases. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Cane Cutter (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Good King Wenceslas
Music traditional and lyrics by John M. Neale and Thomas Helmore (uncredited)
Heard as background music
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19 May 2005 | by Kyle RataSee all my reviews

I Have read the play and seen the film, Ray Lawler wrote the play extremely well. He did something interesting, in writing the play with accents. This is something i haven't seen before.

Leslie Norman however did a poor adaptation of the text version, simple things like getting the city wrong that the play was set in and Australian accents. The accents were bad, the actors did not even seem to try to talk like an Australian. Ernest Borgnine was the main culprit. He had a full blown yank accent happening during the whole film.

This film was a waste of my time, and a waste of everyone else's time who has ever watched it. I does not even deserve a 3 out of 10.


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