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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 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
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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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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Second and final theatrical feature film that co-starred both husband and wife Australian television personalities Bobby Limb and Dawn Lake. Their first pairing was in Squeeze a Flower (1970). Sunstruck (1972) also represents the final appearance in a theatrical feature film for both of them. See more »

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Song of Summer (Dippy-Diddle-I-Ay)
Written by Peter Knight, Jimmy Grafton and James Gilbert
Sung by Harry Secombe
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baked outback antics from Goon guy
6 February 2005 | by ptb-8See all my reviews

A very popular family comedy of 1972 sees The "They're A Weird Mob" formula apply again with pretty good results. Primarily a farce about tubby British schoolteacher Harry Secombe immigrating to Oz for Sun and fun but being marooned in the blazing outback instead, it also may have been a positive local conservative establishment response to the bitter and cruel Ted Kotcheff masterpiece OUTBACK or maybe the superb but bleak Nicholas Roeg drama WALKABOUT each produced in the 2 years before SUNSTRUCK. The poster for SUNSTRUCK had the hilarious shot of Secombe in his swimming briefs, on a beach also wearing a graduation cape and mortar board toasting his own delight at 'being in Australia'. The film is very funny and was a big hit for a month or so in 1972 with school holiday audiences. Also a charming and rewarding opportunity to see ex goon Harry in a showcase all to his wonderful self.


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Country:

Australia | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 1972 (Australia) See more »

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Sunstruck See more »

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Immigrant Productions See more »
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Mono

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Color (Eastmancolor)
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