They're a weird mob

Australia, 1966

Film

‘They’re a Weird Mob’ is about Sydney, Australia in 1965 - a sprawling, growing city of three million people - and what people! Easy going, down-to-earth and hilariously funny - a very weird mob. Into this city arrives innocent Italian migrant, Nino Culotta. The adventures of Nino fitting in with the ‘weird mob’, learning their ways and outlandish language are shown in this Australian comedy classic. The film was carefully marketed as an ‘Australian’ production, despite Powell’s presence as producer-director, his British director of photography, and a screenplay by his regular collaborator in England, Emeric Pressburger (using the pseudonym Richard Imrie). Based on the book by Nino Culotta (John O’Grady). Cast includes Walter Cohiari, Clare Dunne, Chips Rafferty, Ed Devereaux, John Meillion and Tony Bonner.

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Credits

producer/director

Michael Powell

production company

Williamson-Powell Productions

Language

English

Duration

01:47:41:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

35224

Audience classifications

G

Mediatheque - all ages (ACMI classified)

Subject categories

Adaptations

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Italians - Australia

Comedy

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Australia - Emigration and immigration

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Italians - Australia

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Australia

Feature films → Feature films - Great Britain

Literature → Australian literature - Film and video adaptations

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

MOV file H264; NFSA Digital Access Copy

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