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Power Without Glory 

Award-winning historical drama series which traces the life of John West from his impoverished youth in the depression of the 1890s, to his death as a multi-millionaire some sixty years later.

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1976  
6 wins. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Martin Vaughan ...  John West 26 episodes, 1976
Rosalind Speirs Rosalind Speirs ...  Nellie Moran 25 episodes, 1976
John Wood ...  Sugar Renfrey 21 episodes, 1976
Heather Canning Heather Canning ...  Mrs. Moran 20 episodes, 1976
Terence Donovan ...  Frank Lammence 19 episodes, 1976
Tim Robertson ...  Arthur West 14 episodes, 1976
Wendy Hughes ...  Mary West 12 episodes, 1976
George Mallaby George Mallaby ...  Barney Robinson 12 episodes, 1976
Michael Aitkens Michael Aitkens ...  Piggy Lewis 12 episodes, 1976
Barry Hill Barry Hill ...  Frank Ashton 12 episodes, 1976
Michael Pate ...  Archbishop Malone / ... 11 episodes, 1976
Rowena Wallace Rowena Wallace ...  Harriet Marshall 11 episodes, 1976
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Storyline

A Classic Australian Drama, 'Power Without Glory' is a serialised adaptation of the controversial novel by Frank Hardy. A journey spanning five decades, this masterful series documents John West's life from his impoverished youth during the depression of the 1890s to his death as a self-made millionaire. For the battlers of the Melbourne slums there were only two ways to challenge the bosses - through organised labour and the growing trade union movement, or to challenge the establishment through the acquisition of wealth and power; bought at any cost. John West chose the latter.

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based on novel | See All (1) »

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Drama

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In addition to the role of Bill Tinns, Gus Mercurio also appeared in an earlier episode as a sparring partner of boxer Lou Darby (played by Gil Tucker). See more »

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 June 1976 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Poder sin gloria See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(26 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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