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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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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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This movie's World Premiere was held in Parkes, New South Wales, Australia on 18 November 1972. The picture had been mainly shot on location in the Parkes environs. See more »

Soundtracks

Come With Me And Be My Love (Bugailior Gwyneth Gwyn)
Traditional, Adapted by Jimmy Grafton and James Gilbert
Sung by Harry Secombe
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Last big screen outing for Sir Harry
16 June 2009 | by pete-rogers-emailSee all my reviews

A real gem of a movie starring Sir Harry Secombe as Stanley Evans, a Welsh choir master emigrating to Australia to escape his past in Wales to teach kids in the Australian outback. In real life Secombe was himself a Welsh-born tenor, and his dual talent for music and comedy is perfectly suited to this role. It's a shame it was to be the former Goon's final movie, besides later television roles in the UK. Ironically, Secombe concentrated on his singing and television presenting career later in his career and didn't exploit his huge comedy potential for the last few decades of his life. For this reason, "Sunstruck" is a sad reminder of what could have been.


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