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Sydney, Australia in the mid-1920's. Proud and classy Caddie Marsh is forced to get a job as a barmaid and raise two children on her own after her rich cad husband walks out on her. Despite numerous hardships such as the Great Depression, Caddie still manages to catch the eye of smooth dandy Ted and strikes up a romantic relationship with dashing Greek gentleman Peter.Written by
This Australian picture was one of three motion pictures selected to open on 8 April 1976 the then new Greater Union Pitt Centre multiplex in Sydney, Australia, the city where this movie was filmed. See more »
Not the most action packed of films but interesting nonetheless, this obscure biopic tells the story of a single mother with two kids struggling Down Under just after the turn of the century, after she leaves her unfaithful husband. Along the way, she has to put up with the inherent sexism of the time, along with a stressful job serving drunken louts and the grinding poverty of The Great Depression... quite a world away from her previous life as a high society belle.
The acting is sound and the characters are involving, especially Caddie herself who with her determined attitude and no-nonsense personality, makes for a compelling heroine. The main problem here is, funnily enough, the obnoxious background music, which is so loud and grating during the intro some viewers may decide to give up on the film altogether. It doesn't get any better from there, folks.
Still, it certainly held my attention while it was playing and I even learned a few new Aussie expression to add to my growing vernacular. Fair dinkum, mate. *Sips from a pint of special XXX.* 6/10
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