The Man from Snowy River

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The Man from Snowy River ★★½ 1982 (PG)

Stunning cinematography highlights this otherwise fairly ordinary adventure story set in 1880s Australia. Jim Craig (Burlinson) is an orphaned young man coming of age in the mountains while seeking a life of his own and falling in love with the wellbrought up Jessica (Thornton). In a dual role, Douglas portrays battling brothers, one a rich landowner and the other a one-legged prospector. A wild horse roundup is a stunning highlight. Based on the epic poem by A.B. “Banjo” Paterson and followed by “Return to Snowy River.” A big hit in Australia and not directed by “Mad Max's” Miller, but another Miller named George. 104m/C VHS, DVD . AU Kirk Douglas, Tom Burlinson, Sigrid Thornton, Terence Donovan, Tommy Dysart, Jack Thompson, Bruce Kerr; D: George Miller; W: Fred Cullen, John Dixon; C: Keith Wagstaff; M: Bruce Rowland.