Australian Screen

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Wake in Fright (1971)

A young schoolteacher loses all his money in an outback two-up game, while en route to Sydney. In the next two days he loses a lot more – self-respect, inhibitions, almost his life.

Length: 109 minutes

Alternative title: Outback

Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Featured in the Water in Australian cinema, Horror in Australian Cinema and Outback on Screen collections

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National Film and Sound Archive

NFSA title number: 763621

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