The Harp in the South (British TV play)

The Harp in the South is a 1964 British television film. It was based on a novel of the same name by Ruth Park. It was directed by an Australian, Alan Burke, with many Australians in the cast including Ed Devereaux.[1][2]

The Harp in the South
Directed byAlan Burke
Written byBruce Stewart
Based onnovel The Harp in the South by Ruth Park
Produced byEric Tayler
Distributed byBBC
Release date
10 July 1964
Running time
75 mins
CountryAustralia
LanguageEnglish

Alan Burke had written a musical adaption of Harp in the South which has not been professionally produced.[3]

The Daily Telegraph said "it never managed to transfer a genuine spark of drama to the screen."[4]

Cast edit

  • Ed Devereaux as Hughie Darcy[5]
  • Brenda Dunrich as Mumma Darcy
  • Bettina Dickson as Delie Stock
  • Veronica Lang as Roie Darcy
  • Andy Ho as Lick Jimmy
  • Muguette De Braie as Rosa Siciliano
  • George Roderick as Luigi Siciliano
  • Colette Martin as Dolour Darcy
  • Moya O'Sullivan as Miss Sheily
  • Bill Levis as Johnny Sheily
  • Kevin Brennan as Patrick Diamond
  • Lew Luton as Tommy Mendel

References edit

  1. ^ Vagg, Stephen (February 18, 2019). "60 Australian TV Plays of the 1950s & '60s". Filmink.
  2. ^ "U.S. may buy A.B.C. series". The Australian Women's Weekly. Vol. 32, no. 12. Australia, Australia. 19 August 1964. p. 19. Retrieved 18 September 2023 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ "The Australian Novelists 5. RUTH PARK", The bulletin., John Ryan Comic Collection (Specific issues)., Sydney, N.S.W: John Haynes and J.F. Archibald (Vol. 82 No. 4227 (15 Feb 1961)), 1880, ISSN 0007-4039, nla.obj-700190507, retrieved 18 September 2023 – via Trove
  4. ^ "Melodramatic study of Sydney slums". The Daily Telegraph. 11 July 1964. p. 10. (subscription required)
  5. ^ "ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT A Close-up of "The Mob"", The bulletin., John Ryan Comic Collection (Specific issues)., Sydney, N.S.W: John Haynes and J.F. Archibald (Vol. 81 No. 4470 (30 Oct 1965)), 1880, ISSN 0007-4039, nla.obj-702571264, retrieved 18 September 2023 – via Trove

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