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Bush Christmas (1947)





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Bush Christmas can be described as an Australian western, albeit with a juvenile slant (indeed, it was produced on behalf of J. Arthur Rank's Children's Cinema Club). Set in the mountains of New South Wales, the story concerns a family of Australian kids who are heading homeward for the Christmas holidays. En route, they unwittingly provide the information which enables a band of thieves to steal their father's horses. Deciding to set things right on their own, the children head into the Blue Mountains to track down the thieves, relying on Aborginal survival skills to keep themselves going. The nominal star is the popular Chips Rafferty, playing a misleading likeable horse rustler. Though initially released in England in June of 1947, Bush Christmas has since become a TV Yuletide perennial throughout the English-speaking world. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Ralph Smart
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On DVD: Nov 8, 2005
Hoyts Distribution - Official Site

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Chips Rafferty
as Long Bill
Pat Penny
as Father
Clyde Combo
as Old Jack
John McCallum
as Narrator
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Critic Reviews for Bush Christmas

All Critics (1)

'40s Australian adventure has casual racism, outdated feel.

Full Review… | October 15, 2013
Common Sense Media

Audience Reviews for Bush Christmas

This is a Christmas Film in Australlia, remember they are in there Summer Season in July, 4 kids, track down some horse theifs, In this day and age for those under 14 years of age, and it will hold there interest. A good one for horse lovers.

Bruce Bruce

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I thought it was enjoyable for what it was. Those were some pretty smart kids!

Sarah Prisbylla

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