Kangaroo (1952)

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    • Kangaroo (1952)

      KANGAROO
      aka The Australian Story

      DIRECTED BY LEWIS MILESTONE
      PRODUCED BY ROBERT BASSLER
      ORIGINAL MUSIC BY SOL KAPLAN
      TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM CORPORATION

      Photo with the courtesy of lasbugas

      Information from IMDb

      Plot Summary
      Besotted by alcohol, Australian cattle-station owner Michael McGuire (Finlay Currie)
      is led to believe that crooked gambler Richard Connor (Peter Lawford) is his long-lost son.
      Connor and his partner-in-crime...

      Full Cast
      Maureen O'Hara .... Dell McGuire
      Peter Lawford .... Richard Connor
      Finlay Currie .... Michael McGuire
      Richard Boone .... John W. Gamble
      Chips Rafferty .... Trooper Leonard
      Letty Craydon .... Kathleen, McGuire's Housekeeper
      Charles 'Bud' Tingwell .... Matt
      Ron Whelan .... Fenner the Gambler
      John Fegan .... Burke
      Guy Doleman .... Pleader
      Reg Collins .... Ship's Officer
      Frank Ransome .... Burton, Station Foreman
      Clyde Combo .... Aborigine Stockman
      Henry Murdoch .... Black Tracker
      Marshall Crosby .... Gambler (as Marshal Crosby)
      Eve Abdullah .... Woman Servant (uncredited)
      Alan Bardsley .... Cook on Cattle Drive (uncredited)
      Billy Bray .... Sailor (uncredited)
      Frank Catchlove .... Walter the Publican (uncredited)
      Syd Chambers .... Sailor (uncredited)
      John Clark .... Ferret Face (uncredited)
      Kleber Claux .... Sailor (uncredited)
      Alexander Cross .... Sailor (uncredited)
      Larry Crowhurst .... Cockatoo at Door (uncredited)
      James Doogue .... Sailor (uncredited)
      Dennis Glenny .... Well-Dressed Cockatoo (uncredited)
      Archie Hull .... Sailor (uncredited)
      Douglas Ramsey .... Kelly-Station Foreman (uncredited)
      Stan Tolhurst .... Policeman (uncredited)
      Joe Tomal .... Sailor (uncredited)
      Ossie Wenban .... Sailor (uncredited)

      Writing Credits
      Martin Berkeley story
      Harry Kleiner

      Non-Original Music
      Alfred Newman (stock music) (uncredited)

      Cinematography
      Charles G. Clarke

      Trivia
      The film is also known as The Australian Story (American subtitle).
      The first Technicolor movie filmed on-location in Australia.

      Strong winds on location forced director Lewis Milestone to re-dub much of the exterior dialogue.

      The housing settlement outside Port Augusta established to house 150 crew was nicknamed "Zanuckville" after the then head of 20th Century Fox, Darryl F. Zanuck

      Memorable Quotes

      Filming Locations
      All Saints Catholic Church, 49-51 Flinders Terrace, Port Augusta, South Australia, Australia
      Buckaringa Gorge, South Australia, Australia
      Catninga, South Australia, Australia
      Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
      Flinders Terrace, Port Augusta, South Australia, Australia
      Loudon Road, Port Augusta West, South Australia, Australia
      New South Wales, Australia
      Pagewood Studios, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
      (interiors)
      Port Augusta West, South Australia, Australia
      Port Augusta, South Australia, Australia
      Quorn, South Australia, Australia
      Sandy Creek, South Australia, Australia
      South Australia, Australia
      Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
      The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
      Woolundunga Station, South Australia, Australia
      (as Rooloora)
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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    • Kangaroo is a 1952 American Technicolor film directed by Lewis Milestone.
      It is also known as The Australian Story (American subtitle).

      The first Technicolor movie filmed on-location in Australia.

      Strong winds on location forced Milestone to re-dub much of the exterior dialogue.
      Kangaroo was remade in Africa as The Jackals in 1967.

      A rarely seen film, held together by Maureen.
      Look out for Richard Boone,
      who I like, but the more I see of him,
      I think the critics are right, he does overact!!



      User Review

      Author: artzau from Sacramento, C
      You look at this cast, Peter Lawford, Maureen O'Hara, Chips Rafferty, Richard Boone and Finlay Currie, and you'd think this would be a winner. Well, not quite. The story line which draws on the fortunes of an Irish immigrant (Currie) and his daughter (O'Hara)to rural Australia just kind of wears out. Boone, of course, is at his hammy best as the bad guy and Lawford, in his pre-Ratpack days, provides the romantic interest but the story just seems to run out of steam, even with the efforts of veteran Aussie character actor, Chips Rafferty. If it shows up one night on the late show, you might want to watch it but I doubt if you'll remember much of it afterwards.
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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    • Re: Maureen O' Hara- Kangaroo (1952)

      :wink_smile:

      Shot in Australia, Maureen had loved the original script but was very disappointed with the revised version in Sydney by the director, who rewrote history. But again, no choice for Maureen, it was necessary to turn ...

      a small video

      and the Original trailer

      Good reading
      Unconditional's Maureen O'Hara !
      French-English translation: poor !!!
      :blush:

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