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Kangaroo

Released May 16, 1952 1h 24m Western List
Reviews 12% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings
Thinking it will be easy to make his fortune Down Under, Englishman Richard Connor (Peter Lawford) travels to Australia only to find he's been grossly misinformed. Broke and demoralized, he teams up with petty criminal John Gamble (Richard Boone) just to scrape together enough money to go back home. Their plan is to con a local rancher (Finlay Currie) into thinking Connor is his estranged son, but things go awry when Connor falls in love with the rancher's daughter (Maureen O'Hara). Read More Read Less
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André Bazin L'Obs (France) Perhaps the reader who goes to see Kangaroo will judge that I have given disproportionate significance to this failed, fake western... But it is in films like these that one at least gets the glimpse of a better, hypothetical work of art. Dec 7, 2021 Full Review John J. Puccio Movie Metropolis ...despite its brief running time and simplistic plot, the film packs a moderate amount of action into the story. Rated: 5/10 Aug 16, 2010 Full Review Read all reviews

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kevin w 20th Century Fox went all in for this slight adventure Down Under wherein 2 hustlin' con men set their sights on a down-and-out drunken rancher - and his rockin' beauty daughter. Whereas the story might be thin and predictable, the setting is not: a country ravaged by drought. Director Lewis Milestone takes care to give attention to all that makes Australia unique and it raises this piece past merely acceptable. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Some nice shots of the Australian Outback but not much of a story. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member An Australian Western. I was intrigued. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member ok technicolor adventurer Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Thinking it will be easy to make his fortune Down Under, Englishman Richard Connor (Peter Lawford) travels to Australia only to find he's been grossly misinformed. Broke and demoralized, he teams up with petty criminal John Gamble (Richard Boone) just to scrape together enough money to go back home. Their plan is to con a local rancher (Finlay Currie) into thinking Connor is his estranged son, but things go awry when Connor falls in love with the rancher's daughter (Maureen O'Hara).
Director
Lewis Milestone
Producer
Robert Bassler
Screenwriter
Harry Kleiner
Production Co
Twentieth Century Fox
Genre
Western
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
May 16, 1952, Limited
Release Date (DVD)
Aug 9, 2005
Runtime
1h 24m
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