The Great MacArthy

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  • Genre(s): Comedy
  • Release year: 1975
  • Running time: 90 min
The Great Macarthy is a 1975 comedy about Australian rules football. It was an adaptation of the novel A Salute to the Great Macarthy by Barry Oakley. It stars John Jarratt as the title character (in his film debut) as a local footballer who is signed... read more

The Great Macarthy is a 1975 comedy about Australian rules football. It was an adaptation of the novel A Salute to the Great Macarthy by Barry Oakley. It stars John Jarratt as the title character (in his film debut) as a local footballer who is signed up (or more appropriately, kidnapped) by the South Melbourne Football Club (now Sydney Swans). It also stars Barry Humphries and Judy Morris. It was released at a time when Australian films were starting to re-emerge. It was not very successful despite its high profile cast.

Original Release

08/04/1975

Cast

John Jarratt McCarthy / MacArthy
Judy Morris Miss Russell
Barry Humphries Col Ball-Miller / Colonel Ball-Miller
Chris Haywood Warburton
Max Gillies Stan
Bruce Spence Bill Dean
Kate Fitzpatrick Andrea
Sandra McGregor Vera
John Frawley Webster
Colin Croft Tranter
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

David Baker

Writers

David Baker, Barry Oakley, John Romeril

Cast

John Jarratt McCarthy / MacArthy
Judy Morris Miss Russell
Barry Humphries Col Ball-Miller / Colonel Ball-Miller
Chris Haywood Warburton
Max Gillies Stan
Bruce Spence Bill Dean
Kate Fitzpatrick Andrea
Sandra McGregor Vera
John Frawley Webster
Colin Croft Tranter
Colin Drake Ackerman
Ron Frazer Twentyman
Dennis Miller Macguinness
Lou Richards Lou Arnold
Jim Bowles Les
Jack Dyer Jack Diehard
Peter Cummins Rerk
Cul Cullen McCarthy Sr.
Maurie Fields Company Director
Laidley Mort Henry

Producers

Richard Brennan Executive Producer
David Baker Producer
Alan Benjamin Producer

Editors

John Scott

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