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They're a Weird Mob (1966)

Nino Culotta is an Italian immigrant who arrived in Australia with the promise of a job as a journalist on his cousin's magazine, only to find that when he gets there the magazine's folded,... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Powell

Writers:

John O'Grady (novel) (as Nino Culotta), Emeric Pressburger (screenplay) (as Richard Imrie)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Walter Chiari ... Nino Culotta
Claire Dunne Claire Dunne ... Kay Kelly
Chips Rafferty ... Harry Kelly
Alida Chelli Alida Chelli ... Giuliana
Ed Devereaux ... Joe Kennedy
Slim DeGrey Slim DeGrey ... Pat
John Meillon ... Dennis
Charles Little Charles Little ... Jimmy
Anne Haddy Anne Haddy ... Barmaid
Jack Allen Jack Allen ... Fat Man in Bar
Red Moore Red Moore ... Texture Man
Ray Hartley Ray Hartley ... Newsboy
Tony Bonner ... Lifesaver
Alan Lander Alan Lander ... Charlie
Keith Peterson Keith Peterson ... Drunk Man on Ferry
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Nino Culotta is an Italian immigrant who arrived in Australia with the promise of a job as a journalist on his cousin's magazine, only to find that when he gets there the magazine's folded, the cousins done a runner & the money his cousin sent for the fare was borrowed from the daughter of the boss of a local construction firm. So Nino tries to get a job & finishes up ... laying bricks. Nino works hard & makes friends with lots of locals, Nino & Kay argue a lot, Nino & Kay fall in love ... Kay takes Nino to meet 'Daddy' but daddy hates journalists, immigrants and bricklayers (he's now BOSS of a construction firm). Nino starts to win him over with his charm & determination to marry Kay. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Trivia

Gregory Peck originally planned to produce and star after he had bought the rights while filming " On the Beach" in 1959. See more »

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Referenced in Making Age of Consent (2009) See more »

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Words and Music by Rene Devereaux
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Keith Loone - My Father
31 May 2005 | by matthewloone4See all my reviews

My late Father filmed this very funny movie and as a boy we heard many stories about the fun times both cast and crew had together whilst filming.

If any one out there knows more stories about Keith Bryan Loone, please feel free to email me. Dad died in 1988 and would love to hear more stories about himand his work. Dad used to work for Ajax films in Balmain then from memory went freelance and filmed quite a few movies over the years working with Australia's top directors, actors, writers and crew. They're weird mob is one of the original funny movies Australia produced with an international cast complete with local actors who later in life also filled our screens in memorable movies. I would like to hear more what people think of this classic.


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Country:

Australia | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 1966 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Eles vão dar o que falar See more »

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Budget:

AUD600,000 (estimated)
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Williamson/Powell See more »
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Mono

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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