Australian Screen

Australia’s audiovisual heritage online

Alvin Purple (1973)

Alvin Purple was hugely popular, partly because it makes fun of powerful institutions like the courts, the press, marriage and psychiatry.

Length: 97 minutes

Featured in the Australian Comedy Part 3: 1950s–1980s collection

Original classification rating: R

Production company:


National Film and Sound Archive

Education Resources:

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