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Don's Party
When you mix a left-wing teacher, a loud-mouthed sex maniac, a mild-mannered accountant, a failed philosopher, a promiscuous 19-year-old, a frustrated wife, a drunken pornographer, a sexy temperamental artist and an arrogant dentist with a lot of booze...anything can happen! Adapted by David Williamson from his own hit stage play…
Adventures of Barry McKenzie
Reviled by the critics! Adored by fair-dinkum Aussies! In this fan-bloody-tastic classic, Australia's favourite wild colonial boy, Barry McKenzie, journeys to the old country accompanied by his Aunt Edna Everage to take a Captain Cook and further his cultural and intellectual education.Faster than a rat up a drainpipe, Bazza heads…
In the Wake of the Bounty
One of the most infamous and daring tales of mutiny at sea, the story of HMS Bounty's fateful voyage as presented by Charles Chauvel (The Rats of Tobruk) in 1933 is one of exotic adventure, treachery, peril and lasting historical significance. Purchased by the Royal Navy and refitted for service,…
The Birth of White Australia
An early Australian silent film depicting historical events on the Young district goldfields, then known as Lambing Flat. During the gold rush of 1861, tensions between Australian miners and immigrant Chinese led to rioting, with Chinese miners attacked and driven from the diggings. The film portrays these events as being…
The Woman Suffers
"Woman like she refuses to divulge the name of him who wronged her." This 1918 Australian feature is one of the most significant surviving treasures of a silent film heritage which is now largely extinct. Comprising three interconnecting storylines, it finally resolves into a dramatic saga of love, honour, betrayal,…
Rangle River
Rangle River is drying up and Dick Drake, the outback station's head stockman is desperate to find water for his cattle. Strangely, the suave Donald Lawton's adjoining property has plenty of water. Compounding his problems, Marion Hastings, daughter of the station owner returns from years overseas, accompanied by self-invited Englishman…
Heritage
An epic scale narrative of Australian history from master filmmaker Charles Chauvel (Jedda), HERITAGE spans the earliest days of white settlement in 1788 across some fifty years to the 1930s. The story follows the life experiences of the Morrison and Parry families as they establish themselves within a new and…
The Night, The Prowler
An intense portrait of a woman in search of an elusive identity, clutching for control of the uncontrollable The Night, The Prowler is based on a haunting short story by Nobel Prize winning author Patrick White (Voss, The Tree of Man). Felicity Bannister (Kerry Walker, The Piano) is a young…
Let the Balloon Go
Set in 1917 in a small Australian outback town and against the backdrop of a nation at war, Let the Balloon Go is a poignant story of a boy and his family. Young John Sumner has contracted polio and wears a leg brace. He also suffers mild epilepsy. While his…
The Rats of Tobruk
Following on the great tradition of Forty Thousand Horsemen, Charles Chauvel's 1944 cinematic account of the Battle of Rommel is a tour de force of Australian filmmaking, telling the story of three courageous men who join the Australian Imperial Force at the beginning of WWII. When war breaks out, tough-as-leather…
Always Another Dawn
'The history of officers and men of the Royal Australian Navy through the war years will, for the most part, never be known, yet they won for themselves honour in a service known for its traditions of self-sacrifice and devotion to duty. Now, in the aftermath of war, we may…
King of the Coral Sea
When Ted King, captain of a pearling lugger discovers a body floating in the Torres Strait, he becomes unwittingly embroiled in a people smuggling plot. Determined to get to the bottom of the mystery he is joined by his first mate, Jack Janiero and the recently arrived owner of the…