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The Winds of Jarrah (1983)

| Drama, Romance
Australia 1946. A young woman escapes from an unhappy affair to become tutor to three children who are being raised by their uncle.


Mark Egerton
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Terence Donovan Terence Donovan ... Timber Marlow
Susan Lyons Susan Lyons ... Diana Venness
Harold Hopkins ... Jack Farrell
Steve Bisley ... Clem Mathieson
Martin Vaughan ... Ben
Dorothy Alison ... Mrs. Sullivan
Isabelle Anderson Isabelle Anderson ... Helen Marlow
Steven Grives ... Kevin
Emil Minty ... Andy Marlow
Nikki Gemmell Nikki Gemmell ... Kathy Marlow
Mark Kounnas Mark Kounnas ... Peter Marlow
Les Foxcroft Les Foxcroft ... Woody Gunner
Michael Long Michael Long ... Paul Marlow
Ray Marshall Ray Marshall ... Man in train
Kati Edwards Kati Edwards ... Lady in train


Just left from her fiancée, the young English Diana Veness starts as teacher and governess at the timber merchant Marlow. He's had bad luck and is disappointed with women. Diana, last in a long row of short governess employees, has to suffer under his unfriendly behavior. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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title partly explained
27 April 2013 | by garrygillardSee all my reviews

At least the title can be partly explained by noting that the film was produced by the Film Corporation of Western Australia, one of its only three films. Jarrah is the name of the eucalypt that grows in southern Western Australia, and the film was originally intended to be shot at Pemberton WA, among the jarrah trees. For reasons unknown to me, it was filmed in Dorrigo NSW. It is said to be the first film based on a Mills & Boon novel, which in this instance was The House in the Timberwoods by Joyce Dingwell, 1959. The first screenplay was written by husband and wife Anne Brooksbank and Bob Ellis, tho Egerton preferred his own version. It was shot in Panavision by Geoff Burton, but I believe never released theatrically, so the exquisite cinematography has never been seen by cinema audiences.

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