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Bush Christmas

1947 1h 16m Holiday Adventure List
Reviews 29% Audience Score 500+ Ratings In the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia, the Thompson family boasts about its mare, Lucy, to strangers led by Long Bill (Chips Rafferty), not realizing that the men are thieves. When Lucy and her foal are stolen, the children, sworn to silence by a bribe from Long Bill, set off in pursuit with Neza, a skillful young Aboriginal Australian, and visiting British friend Michael. They tell their perplexed parents that they are off for a Christmas camping trip in the wilds of the bush. Read More Read Less

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Brian Costello Common Sense Media '40s Australian adventure has casual racism, outdated feel. Rated: 2/5 Oct 15, 2013 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member Was Entertaining Enough When I Saw It In School As A Kid.. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member The movie info below is wrong ... this description is for the 1947 version of this film! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Audience Member lol.....nice family flickk Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member rough production values cost this one 1 star Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member I thought it was enjoyable for what it was. Those were some pretty smart kids! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Audience Member This film was remade in 1983, and included a young Nicole Kidman in the cast. I have not seen the original, but just saw the remake as it was shown on ABC2 on Boxing Day. The story of the remake involves an English kid comes to visit his Aunt, Uncle, and cousins who live on a farm in the Australian bush, for Christmas. A good family film that reminded me of Disney films I watched as a kid on Sunday nights. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis In the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia, the Thompson family boasts about its mare, Lucy, to strangers led by Long Bill (Chips Rafferty), not realizing that the men are thieves. When Lucy and her foal are stolen, the children, sworn to silence by a bribe from Long Bill, set off in pursuit with Neza, a skillful young Aboriginal Australian, and visiting British friend Michael. They tell their perplexed parents that they are off for a Christmas camping trip in the wilds of the bush.
Director
Ralph Smart
Producer
Ralph Smart
Screenwriter
Ralph Smart
Production Co
Ralph Smart Productions
Genre
Holiday, Adventure
Original Language
British English
Runtime
1h 16m