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All the Rivers Run 

Orphaned after a shipwreck off the Victorian coast of Australia, the beautiful and spirited Philadelphia Gordon finds both love and adventure aboard a paddle-steamer on the Murray River.
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Sigrid Thornton ...  Philadelphia Gordon 8 episodes, 1983
John Waters ...  Brenton Edwards 8 episodes, 1983
Darius Perkins Darius Perkins ...  Ben 7 episodes, 1983
John Alansu John Alansu ...  Ah Lee 7 episodes, 1983
Frank Gallacher Frank Gallacher ...  Mac 6 episodes, 1983
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ...  Uncle Charles 6 episodes, 1983
Don Barker Don Barker ...  George Blakeney 5 episodes, 1983
Kirk Alexander Kirk Alexander ...  Jim 5 episodes, 1983
Daryl Pellizzer Daryl Pellizzer ...  Joe 5 episodes, 1983
Constance Lansberg Constance Lansberg ...  Bessie Griggs 5 episodes, 1983
Sydney Jackson Sydney Jackson ...  David Young 5 episodes, 1983
Gus Mercurio ...  Tom Critchley 4 episodes, 1983
Adrian Wright ...  Alastair Raeburn 4 episodes, 1983
Caroline Gillmer ...  Mabel Blakeney 4 episodes, 1983
Roger Stephen Roger Stephen ...  Steve Farrell 3 episodes, 1983
Celia De Burgh Celia De Burgh ...  Imogen 3 episodes, 1983
Don Bridges ...  Useless 3 episodes, 1983
Dinah Shearing ...  Aunt Hester 3 episodes, 1983
Graham Dow Graham Dow ...  Captain Jacobsen 3 episodes, 1983
Alan Hardy Alan Hardy ...  Reverend Polson 3 episodes, 1983
Di O'Connor Di O'Connor ...  Mrs. Griggs 3 episodes, 1983
Mary-Anne Fahey Mary-Anne Fahey ...  Hilda 3 episodes, 1983
William Upjohn William Upjohn ...  Adam 2 episodes, 1983
Betty Lucas Betty Lucas ...  Janet Raeburn 2 episodes, 1983
Vivean Gray Vivean Gray ...  Alicia Raeburn 2 episodes, 1983
Judith Massey Judith Massey ...  Annie 2 episodes, 1983
Carol Burns Carol Burns ...  Mrs. Slope 2 episodes, 1983
Cliff Ellen Cliff Ellen ...  Elijah 2 episodes, 1983
Margo McLennan Margo McLennan ...  Aunt Miriam 2 episodes, 1983
Chantal Contouri ...  Julia 2 episodes, 1983
Lloyd Cunnington Lloyd Cunnington ...  Jack Wallace 2 episodes, 1983
Steven Tandy Steven Tandy ...  Robert 2 episodes, 1983
Nick Waters ...  Mr. Slope 2 episodes, 1983
Roy Baldwin Roy Baldwin ...  Mr. Hamilton 2 episodes, 1983
Nicholas Brown ...  Gordon 2 episodes, 1983
Steven Cummins Steven Cummins ...  Minister 2 episodes, 1983
Peter Finlay Peter Finlay ...  Vince 2 episodes, 1983
Ernie Bourne Ernie Bourne ...  Boat Builder 2 episodes, 1983
Sam Hammington ...  Gordon 2 2 episodes, 1983
Michael Carman ...  Alby 2 episodes, 1983
Harold Baigent Harold Baigent ...  Examining Skipper 2 episodes, 1983
Lloyd Morris Lloyd Morris ...  Jeremy 2 episodes, 1983
Vic Gordon Vic Gordon ...  Examining Skipper 2 episodes, 1983
Reg Gorman Reg Gorman ...  Examining Skipper 2 episodes, 1983
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Orphaned after a shipwreck off the Victorian coast of Australia, the beautiful and spirited Philadelphia Gordon finds both love and adventure aboard a paddle-steamer on the Murray River. Written by David McAnally <D.McAnally@uq.net.au>

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A story of a love between a woman, a man and the river that binds them together. See more »


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This TV mini-series premiered on Australian television in the 25th Anniversary year of the first publication of its source best-selling novel of the same name by Nancy Cato which had been first published in 1958. See more »

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Referenced in Murray River: Source to Sea (2011) See more »

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Not a bad sequel, different from the book
9 December 2005 | by geffersSee all my reviews

The first series was quite true to the Nancy Cato book, but here the writers have gone their own sweet way, concentrating on a fairly youthful Delie and Brenton. The trouble is too much of the story is away from the river, and concentrates to a large extent on Brenton. It's very episodic - we don't see the children noticeably age. Although we loosely cover the children's stay at Mrs Melville, we lose the detail about Meg staying on because she's infatuated with their older son - well, Meg here is only a little girl rather than the teenager she ought to have become.

All in all it's a good yarn, although the ending seems hurried and (without giving away the plot) unreasonable. I'd recommend reading the book in which Delie is a real three dimensional character, rather than a fairly cardboard figure. If you can find it, it's still worth giving this sequel a viewing - the acting and camera-work is brilliant, and the producers have done a fine job in creating turn-of-the-century Echuca.


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Australia

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English

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15 January 1984 (USA) See more »

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All the Rivers Run 2 See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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