Danny's egg

Australia, 1983

Film

The story of Danny, a young boy living in an Australian country town, who discovers a emu’s egg and sets about ensuring that it hatches. Danny is thwarted by the school mischief-maker but manages to incubate the egg. Provides a delightful look at the diverse skills required of the country teacher and the lifestyle of country schoolchildren. Written by David Haythornthwaite from a story by Jim Badger. Cast includes Ken Talbot as Danny. Suitable for primary school level.

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Credits

director

David Haythornthwaite

producer

Michael Midlam

production company

PBL Productions

Duration

00:27:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1983

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