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The Shiralee (1957)

The Shiralee





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Based on a best-selling Australian novel by D'Arcy Niland, The Shiralee stars Peter Finch as an Aussie "swagman," or poacher, saddled with a faithless wife (Elizabeth Sellars). Concerned over the well-being of his young daughter (Dana Wilson), Finch takes her out of her hostile environment and hits the road. Against the breathtaking landscapes and panoramas of the Outback, Father and Daughter grow to love and understand one another on a deeper and more profound level than ever before. The storyline rambles more than does Peter Finch, but the relationship between the two main characters holds the film together. The Shiralee was remade as an Australian TV miniseries in 1989. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By: ,
Written By: Leslie Norman, Neil Paterson
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On DVD: Mar 10, 2009


Peter Finch
as Jim Macauley
Dana Wilson
as Buster Macauley
Elizabeth Sellars
as Marge Macauley
Rosemary Harris
as Lily Parker
Niall MacGinnis
as Beauty Kelly
Reg Lye
as Desmond
Alec Mango
as Papadoulos
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Pleasant enough viewing.

Full Review… | September 9, 2003
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