Dusty

Australia, 1982

Film

Dusty is a film that will captivate with its value of love, loyalty and the quest for freedom. Based on the classic Australian book by Frank Dalby Davison, this is the story of an ill-fated bond between an old man and his dog. Tom Lincoln, an ageing drover, buys Dusty in a hotel, unaware that the dog is part kelpie and part dingo. He trains Dusty into a champion sheep dog and becomes aware his dog has the killer in his blood. Finally he returns to the bush, set apart from the world by his love for his dog.

Credits

production company

Gil Brealey

producer

John Richardson

director
Duration

01:24:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1982

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

324107

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Adaptations

Animals & Wildlife → Dogs

Childrens Films

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Australia

Literature → Children's literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Literature

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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