The Great Mac Arthy

  • 1975
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Sports

Barry Oakley's popular novel A Salute to the Great McCarthy gave rise to an Australian stage hit, a well-received TV series, and this film about a country lad (Jarratt) who is abducted and brought to Melbourne to play Australian Rules Football for a team run by colonel Humphries (Edna Everage of the "Barry McKenzie" films). Humphries also puts Jarratt to...read more

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Barry Oakley's popular novel A Salute to the Great McCarthy gave rise to an Australian stage hit, a well-received TV series, and this film about a country lad (Jarratt) who is abducted and brought to Melbourne to play Australian Rules Football for a team run by colonel Humphries (Edna

Everage of the "Barry McKenzie" films). Humphries also puts Jarratt to work in his insurance company, but the young football star finds more to life by undertaking amorous affairs with a secretary, a night-school teacher, and the colonel's daughter.

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  • Released: 1975
  • Rating: NR
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