The River kings

Australia, 1991

TV show
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The River kings is a powerful and emotional story of a boy growing to manhood. Set on Australia’s grandest river, the River Murray, it provides a stunning backdrop to a gritty, human tale as young Shawn battles to survive and save his family from poverty. Peopled with rich warm characters and images, “The River kings” is a funny, sad and romantic family saga. Stars Tamblyn Lord, Bill Kerr, Kate Mulcahy, Willie Fennell.

Credits

director

Donald Crombie

producer

Rob George

production company

ABC-TV (Australia)

Prospect Productions

Language

English

Duration

03:20:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

39363

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Adaptations

Childrens Films

Childrens Films → Children 12+

Literature → Australian literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Literature

Television

Television → Mini-series

Television → Television programs

Television → Television programs → Television programs - Great Britain

Television → Television series

Television → Television series → Television series - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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