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Kitty and the Bagman (1983)

Notorious Australian flop set in the Roaring 20s Sydney follows Kitty O'Rourke who, after her thug husband ends up in jail, becomes a tough gangster on her own, befriends a crooked cop called The Bagman and takes on the competition.

Director:

Donald Crombie
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Complete credited cast:
Colette Mann Colette Mann ... Doris de Salle
Liddy Clark Liddy Clark ... Kitty O'Rourke
David Bradshaw David Bradshaw ... O'Rourke
John Stanton ... The Bagman
Val Lehman ... Big Lil
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Danny Adcock Danny Adcock ... Thomas
Terry Camilleri ... Railway detective
Roger Carroll Roger Carroll ... Police Commissioner
Paul Chubb ... Slugger
Barry Donnelly Barry Donnelly ... Sergeant Pete
Reg Evans ... Chicka
John Ewart ... The train driver
Kylie Foster Kylie Foster ... Sarah Jones
Anthony Hawkins Anthony Hawkins ... Simon Mornington
Edward Hepple Edward Hepple ... Sam
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Notorious Australian flop set in the Roaring 20s Sydney follows Kitty O'Rourke who, after her thug husband ends up in jail, becomes a tough gangster on her own, befriends a crooked cop called The Bagman and takes on the competition.

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Three cheers for vice, corruption and wild, wild women . . .

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Crime | Drama

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The movie was promoted as an homage to the old Warner Brothers Pictures studio gangster movies for its theatrical release in the USA. See more »

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Referenced in On Location with 'Robbery Under Arms' (1985) See more »

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were given the boot instead.
23 September 2004 | by ptb-8See all my reviews

Quite lavish 1981 production set in Sydney in the rip roaring 1920s underworld KITTY and the whole cast were unceremoniously repelled from the box office on first release in Australia. Pity, as it is an entertaining criminal pantomime with snazzy costumes and middle aged antics of gangsters and molls and the true razor gang wars of the Sydney waterfront. Perhaps the casting was off or whatever, but this film, several years earlier would have scored better. The timimg of the release ran headlong into a severe downturn at the Australian box office because of the video boom. I saw it on a double feature with the Agatha Christie showcase THE MIRROR CRACK'D and there were 22 people in the audience ...and it was a Saturday night. Yikes! The same production team scored well in the late 70s with CADDIE and the glorious epic THE IRISHMAN...and all are worth seeing. Good luck.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 1983 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Kitty See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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