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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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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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Butchered
28 January 2016 | by dsewizzrd-1See all my reviews

Ernest Borgnine and John Mills star in this butchering of the Ray Lawlor play about cane cutters in the off - season.

Borgnine, known at the time as the star in "McHale's Navy", is the middle aged labourer (actually about 33 years old or so in the play) past his prime and Mills is his mate.

Angela Lansbury plays herself as a widow replacing Mills' girlfriend. In the play she was more salty than high class.

In the play, "Barney" - played by Mills - was still a fairly young man (still in his mid-ish twenties).

There is an odd scene where Bubba, the young ingenue is a barmaid filling up schooners with dregs (a Scottish bar ?).

Product placements - Peters Icecream (twice), Brylcreem, Toohey Old (twice), TAA (airlines), Tooths (beer) and Bex (twice - aspirin).


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