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Stanley Evans is a Welsh teacher who heads to Austalia after an unsuccessful romance. Yearning for the good old days when he was a choral director in Wales, Secombe organizes his Aussie ... See full summary »

Director:

James Gilbert

Writers:

Stan Mars (original screenplay), Elwyn Jones (additional material) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harry Secombe ... Stanley Evans
Maggie Fitzgibbon Maggie Fitzgibbon ... Shirley Marshall
John Meillon ... Mick Cassidy
Dennis Jordan Dennis Jordan ... Steve Cassidy
Dawn Lake Dawn Lake ... Sal Cassidy
Peter Whittle Peter Whittle ... Pete Marshall
Bobby Limb Bobby Limb ... Bill
Norman Erskine Norman Erskine ... Norm (as Norm Erskine)
Jack Allen Jack Allen ... Banjo
Roger Cox Roger Cox ... Ben
Tommy Mack ... Gunboat
John Armstrong John Armstrong ... Shiller
Benita Collings Benita Collings ... Alice
Stuart Wagstaff Stuart Wagstaff ... Announcer
Jeff Ashby Jeff Ashby ... Pearson
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Storyline

Stanley Evans is a Welsh teacher who heads to Austalia after an unsuccessful romance. Yearning for the good old days when he was a choral director in Wales, Secombe organizes his Aussie students into a children's choir. Along the way, Secombe finds lasting happiness with down-to-earth local woman. Written by Ørnås

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He's playing a Pommy teacher landed in the promised land with a bunch of cheeky kids, a fractured love affair and the Kookaburra Springs sexpot . . . you have to LAUGH!

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

Australia | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 1972 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

A Canção da Vida See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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According to David Stratton in his book 'The Last New Wave', this film "...was mistaken overseas [outside of Australia] as a British production and, indeed, reviewed by the 'Monthly Film Bulletin' as such". See more »

Soundtracks

Ging Gang Goola
Traditional, Adapted by Jimmy Grafton and James Gilbert
Sung by Harry Secombe
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A must see Australian Classic
12 August 2006 | by uspatsSee all my reviews

Being and Australian I can relate to this movie especially as I was educated at a Country School. The Hotel is the center of town and all business, talk and public discussion goes on there, especially back in the 1960's. And so it goes that all business about the town was conducted in the hotel and if you were a "wowser" (you didn't have a beer) you were on the outer. Stanly (the new teacher from england) soon learns about "having a beer", and is subsequently accepted into the community. I would like this movie and its message to be passed on to future generations so lets get into the 21st Century and bring it out on DVD. -U2SPATS


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