The Man From Down Under (1943) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Man From Down Under (1943)

The Man From Down Under (1943)





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In this drama, set at the end of WWI, Sgt. Jocko Wilson leaves England to return to Australia. He brings with him two Belgian orphans, whom he raises as his own. He later sends the girl to boarding school, while his son becomes the Australian lightweight boxing champion.


Charles Laughton
as Jocko Wilson
Donna Reed
as Mary Wilson
Richard Carlson
as "Nipper" Wilson
Binnie Barnes
as Aggie Dawlins
Christopher Severn
as `Nipper' as a Child
Clyde Cook
as Ginger Gaffney
Horace McNally
as "Dusty" Rhodes
Stephen McNally
as `Dusty' Rhodes
Arthur Shields
as Fr. Polycarp
Evelyn Falke
as Mary as a Child
André Charlot
as Fr. Antoine
Peter Lawford
as Bit Part
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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!

Daniel Perry
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