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The Man from Down Under

The Man from Down Under (1943)


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Release Date: Aug 4, 1943 Wide

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Release Date: Aug 4, 1943 Wide



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In this drama set at the end of WW I, Sgt. Jocko Wilson leaves England to return to Australia. He brings with him, two Belgian orphans whom he will raise as his own. He later sends the girl to boarding school while his son becomes the Australian lightweight boxing champion (the Sgt. himself was a former boxer). He uses his considerable prize money to buy an estate and then turns it into a hotel. Years pass and suddenly a singer whom Jocko loved and left in England reappears. Though she is quite


Drama, Romance, Classics



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A decent old movie featuring a great performance by Charles Laughton, one that makes you think a little: while it's not a great movie by any stretch, this film is grand in its own way, as all films from this period seem to be... even when they're terrible they're still enthralling. This one I caught by surprise when I tuned in to TCM for Stagecoach, and the last minute schedule change wasn't all bad... I doubt I'd consciously pay money to see it, but it was at the very least a decent examination of the period between the two World Wars... with some campy bad Australian accents, to boot!
July 29, 2009

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