Australian Screen

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Titles tagged with ‘gambling’

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Australia Today – Customs Officers Fight Against Drugs newsreel – 1938

Stories in this Australia Today newsreel cover topics like illegal drug importation and crime syndicates; and SP bookmaking and gambling.

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The Bet feature film – 2006

This tale of corruption and high finance is the first feature directed by Mark Lee, who starred in the iconic film Gallipoli.

The Breaking of the Drought feature film – 1920

An outback family faces ruin through drought and a son corrupted by life in the big city.

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Cyclone Tracy television program – 1986

A fictional account of one of Australia’s worst natural disasters – a major turning point in the history of Darwin.

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Deadly Yarns – Don’t Say Sorry short film – 2004

In this short documentary Christine Jacobs describes how she overcame the pain of being a child of the stolen generations.

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Flat short film – 2002

A short drama about the day in a life of a young teenager. Marnie lives in a housing commission estate and captures Alice Springs through a video camera given to her by her mostly absent father.

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Gone to the Dogs feature film – 1939

The second comedy that George Wallace made with Cinesound features a musical interlude with dogs, children, dancing girls and backing singers on bicycles!

Green Tea and Cherry Ripe documentary – 1989

A portrait of Japanese women who came to Australia as war brides after the Second World War, and their experiences in an alien land.

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A Hard God television program – 1980

A Hard God, based on the play of the same name, is the story of a working-class Irish-Australian Catholic family in Sydney in the 1940s.

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Into the Straight feature film – 1949

Australian horse breeder WJ Curzon hires British trainer Hugh Duncan and his playboy son Paul. Father and son are both attracted to JW’s daughter, June.

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Kath and Kim – Money television program – 2002

Kath’s 'look at moi’ is the show’s most famous catchphrase and the vernacular of the 'foxy ladies’ has become a recognisable fixture in popular culture.

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The Last of the Knucklemen feature film – 1979

Near the remote town of Andamooka a group of opal miners work for Tarzan, a tough foreman known as ‘the last of the knucklemen’ for his fighting abilities.

Lucinda Brayford television program – 1980

Wendy Hughes, Sam Neill, Carol Burns and Barry Quin feature in the saga of an Australian heiress who marries into British aristocracy.

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The Mighty Conqueror documentary – 1931

Made only a year before Phar Lap’s death, The Mighty Conqueror boasts some of the last moving images of Phar Lap in Australia both on and off the track.

Mr Chedworth Steps Out feature film – 1939

Cecil Kellaway was probably the best actor that Ken G Hall ever worked with. He returned from Hollywood to play the titular little man who learns to assert himself.

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National Treasures – Phar Lap’s Hide documentary – 2004

How did a New Zealand-born horse become one of Australia’s most loved and enduring icons?

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The Oasis documentary – 2008

Father figure, counsellor, saviour Paul Moulds works tirelessly to salvage lost children. Along the way, he reflects on his own past.

Oscar and Lucinda feature film – 1997

Drawn together by a passion for gambling, Anglican priest Oscar Hopkins and Australian heiress Lucinda Leplastrier agree on a wager with life-changing consequences.

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Pentuphouse short film – 1998

This short film by Cate Shortland is a snapshot of a relationship in its last days.

Phar Lap feature film – 1983

The film is well constructed, both as a folkloric tale of a young man’s bond with a special horse and as an exciting spectacle with a couple of magically charged moments.

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Smiley Gets a Gun feature film – 1958

A nine-year-old country boy tries to give up mischief in order to win a much-desired rifle.

Splendid Fellows feature film – 1934

Famous Australian aviator, Sir Charles Kingsford Smith, and his famous plane, have cameo roles in this comedy adventure.

The Sundowners feature film – 1960

The Sundowners is remarkable for the number of Australian actors it showcases. Chips Rafferty plays Quinlan, the contractor at an outback shearing station.

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Turn Around short film – 2002

Director Samantha Saunders refers to her film as a 'girl fantasy’ and it is refreshing to have an all-Indigenous cast in a romantic comedy.

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Wake in Fright feature film – 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.