Based on a true story, Ned Kelly is unable to support his family in the Australian outback, he turns to stealing horses in order to make money. He gets more deeply drawn into the outlaw life, and eventually becomes involved in murders. Based on the life of famed 19th-century Australian outlaw Ned Kelly.Written by
During his childhood, the real Ned Kelly idolized the notorious bushrangers who made the headlines, particularly Ben Hall and Dan "Mad Dog" Morgan. A scene with a young Ned Kelly visiting a waxwork of Morgan was ultimately cut from the final film. Frank Thring went on to appear in Mad Dog Morgan (1976). See more »
This is how they shall remember me, my mother that raised me, my family, my friends. Not broken. Not bedraggled. Not condemned. No prisoners!
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The original opening United Artists logo is in black and white. See more »
Only being passingly familiar with the story of Ned Kelly, I can say that, on a cinematic basis, this is a pretty good movie. The locations, cinematography and supporting actors are all grittily realistic, in the way that only '60s-'70s- era movies could be. Of course, that still leaves the woefully miscast Jagger. As the larger-than-life rough- hewn bushman Kelly, Mick doesn't come close to cutting it. As an actor, he doesn't cut it. The scene in which he fights off five gaol guards (with a hangover) is silly. And yeah, his beard's silly. The Waylon Jennings soundtrack (and, in response to a previous poster, this was before Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid) is interesting, but inappropriate.
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