Robbery under Arms

Robbery under Arms

Director: Donald Crombie, Ken Hannam, Jack Lee Cast: Peter Finch

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Robbery under Arms

One of several feature film versions of the late 19th century novel by Rolf Boldrewood, this frontier adventure is set not in the Wild West of the U.S., but in the equally untamed Australian Outback of the same era. Two brothers, Jim (David McCallum) and Dick Marsten (Ronald Lewis) follow in their father's footsteps by leaving home to seek adventure as gunfighters. They become outlaws in the roving band led by stylish Captain Starlight (Peter Finch), who leads them on a series of escapades robbing banks and rustling cattle. Though they find the excitement and romance they craved, the Marstens soon become disillusioned with a life on the run and begin to wish that they could resume the mantle of honest, hard-working citizens. Unfortunately, events transpire to put the entire Starlight gang out of operation before the brothers can recommence their formerly law-abiding ways. Produced by Britain's Rank Organization, Robbery Under Arms (1957) was followed by a television series remake in 1985 and a handful of other films set against the colorful backdrop of the Australian frontier, including The Man from Snowy River (1982) and Quigley Down Under (1990).

Product Details

Release Date: 07/19/2011
UPC: 0089859864322
Original Release: 1957
Rating: NR
Source: Vci Video
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:41:00
Sales rank: 77,456

Special Features

Before & after restoration sample

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Peter Finch Capt. Starlight
Ronald Lewis Dick Marston
Laurence Naismith Ben Marston
Maureen Swanson Kate Morrison
David McCallum Jim Marston
Vincent Ball George Storefield
Jill Ireland Jean
Jean Anderson Ma
Larry Taylor Burke
Russell Napier Mr. Green
Yvonne Buckingham Saloon Girl
Doris Goddard Madam Franciana
Edna Morris Aunt
Max Wagner Goring
Bartlett Mullins Paddy
George Cormack Minister
John Hargreaves Clerk
Urusula Finlay Actor

Technical Credits
Donald Crombie Director
Ken Hannam Director
Jack Lee Director
Alexander Baron Screenwriter
Jock Blair Producer
Manuel del Campo Editor
Ernie Clark Cinematographer
Brian Cox Special Effects
Joseph Janni Producer
Graeme Koetsveld Screenwriter
Olga Lehmann Costumes/Costume Designer
George Liddle Production Designer
W.P. Lipscomb Screenwriter
Tony Morphett Screenwriter
Andrew J. Prowse Editor
Mátyás Seiber Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Anna Senior Costumes/Costume Designer
Earl St. John Executive Producer
Bill Stacey Stunts
Laurie Stone Score Composer
Alexander Vetchinsky Art Director
Harry Waxman Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Robbery under Arms
1. Intro [1:34]
2. 1865 [6:19]
3. Cattle on the Move [10:15]
4. I'm Going In [9:51]
5. Here at Last [7:45]
6. You Must Go [7:53]
7. Coach Robbery [11:24]
8. Beautiful Lady [10:51]
9. Something to Tell You [9:56]
10. He Got Took [10:04]
11. Shoot Out [9:05]
12. The End [1:04]

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