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The three proprietors of a beauty salon located in a lavish Sydney hotel find their futures looking uncertain as American troops gain the upper hand against Nazi forces in the winning days of WWII.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lisa Harrow ...  Claire Jeffries
Kerry Armstrong ...  Deb Forrest
Rebecca Gibney ...  Guinea Malone
Rhys McConnochie ...  Angus McFarland
Gary Day Gary Day ...  Nigel Carstairs
Jay Hackett Jay Hackett ...  Kim Scott
Justine Clarke ...  Monnie Malone
Susan Lyons Susan Lyons ...  Dallas McIntyre
Kerry Walker ...  Mrs. Molesworth
Martin Vaughan ...  Blue
Marie Armstrong Marie Armstrong ...  Bessie
Leverne McDonnell Leverne McDonnell ...  Ursula Cronin
Valerie Bader ...  Elvira
Peter Whitford ...  Mr. Sharlton
Pat Bishop Pat Bishop ...  Mrs. D'Arcy-Twining
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The three proprietors of a beauty salon located in a lavish Sydney hotel find their futures looking uncertain as American troops gain the upper hand against Nazi forces in the winning days of WWII.

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28 March 1990 (Australia) See more »

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Sydney - U.S. Garnison, 1944 See more »

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(2 parts)

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A brilliant adaptation of a true Australian classic!
11 August 2000 | by mollytailorSee all my reviews

Come in Spinner was written in the 1940's by Dymphia Cussak and Florence James. This book provides a rare insight into the Australian identity and the effects that WW2 had on the nation. The adaptation, as does the somewhat larger book, follows the fortunes of a week in the lives of the staff of a hotel in Sydney in 1944. Sydney, at this time was virtually a garrison town, with the invasion of American soldiers. Guinea Malone's story (as the good time girl) is by far the most entertaining, whilst her sister's Monnie Malone, is in turn one of the most shocking accounts of abuse ever told.

I hightly recommend this brilliant adaptation, read the book, it is both heart wrenching and hilarious.


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