After two years on the road, bushranger Ben Hall considers surrendering to the law when his old friend John Gilbert entices him back into the game. Taking on a fresh recruit John Dunn, the gang ride again, before long becoming the most wanted men in the British Empire. When they are declared outlaw, the three decide to flee the colony forever. As Ben Hall seeks to make peace with his tortured past, the their trusted friend becomes a police informant. They set a cunning trap for the outlaws, and on the cold morning of May 5th 1865, Ben Hall emerges alone from his camp... and walks into legend forever.Written by
In the scene where Hall vomits from the pain of having a bullet extracted from his arm, Martin actually vomited during the filming of the scene. Not wanting to risk it looking fake, he took an ice bath to produce the body's 'shock' response, chain-smoked tobacco to induce nausea, and finally drank a curdled concoction of oats, milk and orange juice right before rolling the cameras to capture Hall really vomiting for the scene. See more »
Early in the film, Happy Jack uses the word 'moxie'. This word came into common American parlance in the 1930s and was derived from the beverage of the same name; The Legend of Ben Hall is set in 1860s Australia. See more »
Drawings of the major characters (and the name of the actor portraying them) are shown before the main credits. See more »
Whiskey in the Jar
Performed by The Drunken Poachers
Sung with modified lyrics by Joshua Tooth (dubbing for Jack Gilbert) and the people at the ball See more »
Growing up in Ben Hall country
growing up in Ben Hall country really made this movie something special to me . As a child spending days fishing the Dog and Duck lake . Searching for old relics at the site of the Inn .Feeling the spirit of those men while sitting under some aged red river gums knowing those gums would have sheltered the bush rangers .Also having an understanding of the distances they traveled all comes to life as i watched BEN HALL. ON a recent visit to Forbes i was fortunate to meet the cast of Bushrangers it was very brief but great to chat about how they felt portraying the gang .On occasions growing up there i had visited where Hall was shot and Gilbert .As well as there graves .I give full credit to all who made this come to life
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