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The Adventures of Barry McKenzie (1972)

Young Australian, Barry McKenzie, travels to England with his Aunt Edna after his father dies and a request is revealed in his will.


Bruce Beresford


Bruce Beresford (screenplay), Barry Humphries (screenplay)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Barry Crocker ... Barry McKenzie
Barry Humphries ... Aunt Edna Everage / Hoot / Dr DeLamphrey
Dick Bentley ... Detective
Peter Cook ... Dominic
Avice Landone ... Mrs. Gort
Spike Milligan ... Landlord
Dennis Price ... Mr. Gort
Joan Bakewell Joan Bakewell ... Self
Paul Bertram Paul Bertram ... Curly
Margo Lloyd Margo Lloyd ... Mrs. McKenzie
Wilfred Grove Wilfred Grove ... Customs Officer
Bernard Spear Bernard Spear ... Cabbie
Jonathan Hardy ... Groove Courtenay
Maria O'Brien Maria O'Brien ... Caroline Thighs
Jenny Tomasin ... Sarah Gort


Young Australian, Barry McKenzie, travels to England with his Aunt Edna after his father dies and a request is revealed in his will.

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Cripes!! The things these pom sheilahs will do in front of a camera !!!! [Australian theatrical daybill movie poster] See more »




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Did You Know?


Bruce Beresford worked 20 hour days to get the film finished in time for its premiere. See more »


In Caroline Thigh's flat Barry empties the curried chicken and prawn aphrodisiac down his boxers, staining his t-shirt. When he is thrown out of her flat the t-shirt is clean. See more »


Dominic: Lesley, I don't know where we went wrong... I'm sure it was 50% your fault...
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Crazy Credits

'Based on the "Barry McKenzie" comic strip written by Barry Humphries with drawings by Nicholas Garland, as published in "Private "Eye" from an idea by Peter Cook.' See more »


The Adventures of Barry McKenzie
Lyrics by Barry Humphries
Music by Peter Best
Sung by Smacka Fitzgibbon
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My Experience Promoting "The Adventures of Barry McKenzie
30 March 2001 | by foxfaurotSee all my reviews

I worked with MCA Australia as the Assistant Film Promotions Manager on The Adventures of Barry McKenzie. MCA was the film distributer throughout the major cities in Australia of this film. At that time, it was rated the most popular Australian film in their history. I worked directly with Barry Humphries who not only starred in the movie as four different characters, but was instrumental in introducing Foster's Lager, the Bazza McKenzie Hat and the Aunt Edna character (who manifested herself into Dame Edna, who is widely recognized world-wide). Not to forget Bruce Beresford and Barry McKenzie! I still have a copy of the comic strip "Bazza Pulls it Off" and "The Wonderful World of Barry McKenzie" (which the movie script was derived from). Sadly, I lost the Barry McKenzie Soundtrack.

I'll never forget the Grand Opening Premiere at The Ascot Theatre in Sydney with all the cast, producers, directors, etc. The after party was held at The St. George's Club where Foster's Lager was consumed in abundance.

If anyone knows how to obtain a copy of this film in a video format, I'd love to purchase it. It would bring back so many of my memories of the wonderful experiences I had during the four and half years I lived in Australia.

Please feel free to e-mail me at if you have any idea how to access a copy of the movie.

Deborah Faurot, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Release Date:

12 October 1972 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Longford Productions See more »
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Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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