Winners: The Paper Boy

Australia, 1985

TV show

Episode of Series ‘Winners’.
During the Depression, Joe’s father gets the sack. The only money the family has is what 13 year old Joe earns from selling papers. Then Joe has a fight with his father and leaves home. He lives on the streets battling with his wits and his fists as he gets to know the characters of the city - the down and outs, the Communist agitators, the Sallies, and Old Harry.

Cast includes Christopher Schlusser, Tony Llewellyn-Jones and Linden Wilkinson.

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Credits

producer

Jane Ballantyne

production company

Australian Children's Television Foundation

ITC Entertainment

Australian Film Commission

Film Victoria

New South Wales Film Corporation

writer

Bob Ellis

director

Paul Cox

Duration

00:50:49:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1985

Appears in

Group of items

Winners [Series]

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

017322

Language

English

Audience classifications

G

Mediatheque - all ages (ACMI classified)

Subject categories

Adaptations

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Television

Childrens Films

Childrens Films → Children 12+

Childrens Films → Children's films - Australia

Literature → Children's literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Children's literature, Australian

Literature → Literature

Television

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

MOV file H264; ACMI Digital Access Copy - presentation

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