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The Man from Snowy River (1982, Tom Burlinson, Kirk Douglas)



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In iconic Australian movie The Man From Snowy River, Jim Craig has lived his first 18 years in the mountains of Australia on his father’s farm. The death of his father forces him to go to the low lands to earn enough money to get the farm back on its feet. Kirk Douglas plays two roles as twin brothers who haven’t spoken for years, one of whom was Jim’s father’s best friend and the other of whom is the father of the girl, Jessica, he wants to marry.

One of the most popular films in Australian cinema history The Man from Snowy River was nominated for a Golden Globe award for Best Foreign Film, and later spawned a sequel and a TV show. Based on the famed poem by A. B. ‘Banjo’ Paterson.

production details
Australia | 104 minutes | 1982

Director: George Miller
Producer: Geoff Burrowes
Director of Photography: Keith Wagstaff
Editor: Adrian Carr
Composer: Bruce Rowland
Script: Fred Cullen, John Dixon
Production Designer: Leslie Binns

Tom Burlinson as Jim Craig
Terence Donovan as Henry Craig
Kirk Douglas as Harrison / Spur
Tommy Dysart as Mountain Man
Bruce Kerr as Man in Street
David Bradshaw as Banjo Paterson
Sigrid Thornton as Jessica Harrison
Jack Thompson as Clancy
Tony Bonner as Kane
June Jago as Mrs. Bailey
Chris Haywood as Curly
Kristopher Steele as Moss
Gus Mercurio as Frew
Howard Eynon as Short Man
Lorraine Bayly as Rosemary Hume