Swinging the broom

Australia, 1980

Please note

Sorry, we don't have images or video for this item.

An elderly street sweeper, who has grown tired of his supposedly nagging wife, seeks relief from her by meeting the young woman he sees on his cleaning round. Ending up badly beaten, after his intentions have been misunderstood by one of the women, he arrives home to discover a caring wife. They make up and his misguided ways appear over. But are they?

How to watch

This work has not been digitised and is currently unavailable to view online. It may be possible for approved reseachers to view onsite at ACMI.

Learn more about accessing our collection


In ACMI's collection



Andrew Wiseman

production company

Swinburne Institute of Technology. Film and Television School


Geoffrey Hall



Production places
Production dates

Please note: this archive is an ongoing body of work. Sometimes the credit information (director, year etc) isn’t available so these fields may be left blank; we are progressively filling these in with further research.

Cite this work on Wikipedia

If you would like to cite this item, please use the following template: {{cite web |url=https://acmi.net.au/works/77334--swinging-the-broom/ |title=Swinging the broom |author=Australian Centre for the Moving Image |access-date=25 September 2023 |publisher=Australian Centre for the Moving Image}}