The Nickel Queen

  • 1971
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

After an absence of almost 20 years, Withers, a British movie star of the 1940s and 1950s, proved herself to still be a competent actress, adding charm to her role as the owner of a pub in the Australian hinterlands. Things change for her with the discovery of nickel in the area. She stakes a claim, but is bought out by an American company headed by Sandor...read more

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After an absence of almost 20 years, Withers, a British movie star of the 1940s and 1950s, proved herself to still be a competent actress, adding charm to her role as the owner of a pub in the Australian hinterlands. Things change for her with the discovery of nickel in the area. She stakes

a claim, but is bought out by an American company headed by Sandor on the condition that Withers does not sell her shares in the company for a year. This gives Sandor a chance to make some phony reports, enabling him to overvalue his corporate shares. Withers lives it up with her new-found wealth,

assisted by gigolo Laws, an ex-hippie. In the end Withers settles down with her long-time admirer Devereaux. Except for Withers, the performances are all pretty routine, as is the script and direction. The excellent photography adds some life. McCallum, Withers' real-life daughter, makes her film

debut here as. . .Withers' daughter.

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  • Released: 1971
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: After an absence of almost 20 years, Withers, a British movie star of the 1940s and 1950s, proved herself to still be a competent actress, adding charm to her role as the owner of a pub in the Australian hinterlands. Things change for her with the discover… (more)

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