The Adventures of Barry McKenzie

Australia, 1972

Film

Barry Crocker plays Barry McKenzie, a wild colonial who heads off for London with a legacy left to him by an uncle. He makes straight for Earls Court to join up with his mates, and from there rampages through London with his Aunt Edna (Barry Humphries), “cracking tubes”, “chundering”, and “pointing Percy in the snake’s room” all the way. His adventures culminate in an interview, (minus his trousers), with Joan Blakewell and the BBC. Dennis Price, in one of the last films he made before he died, with Spike Milligan and Peter Cook add their comic talents to this ‘adventurous’ movie.

Credits

director

Bruce Beresford

producer

Phillip Adams

production company

Longford

Language

English

Duration

01:49:07:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

36537

Audience classifications

MA

Mediatheque - not for children (ACMI classified)

Subject categories

Comedy

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

MOV file H264; NFSA Digital Access Copy

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