The Overlanders (1946)
The 1946 Ealing Studios film "The Overlanders" is set in 1942 Australia and shows two Australian
pennies used in a game.
from taking them.
and Daphne Campbell as Mary Parsons.
The Japanese Army is moving towards Australia, and a cattle rancher decides to drive his cattle
over 1000 miles across the country to keep the Japanese from taking them.
inexperienced hands, including native Aborigines and women.
"I put Mary on the tail with Corky.
I was paying her a man's wage, so I wanted to see how good she was.
She seemed to shape up all right."
2. Filmed in Australia
3. Poster warning of Japanese invasion
4. The drivers take a break
Mary (Daphne Campbell), Bill (John Nugent Hayward), Dan (Chips Rafferty).
5. The drivers in the swamp
Jacky (Clyde Combo), Dan (Chips Rafferty), Bill (John Nugent Hayward).
6. Men gambling using Australian pennies
They are playing a game called "two-up".
7. Two pennies
King George VI is on the pennies.
8. Pennies and fingers
9. An Australian penny from 1942
10. This Western film has airplanes
Chips Rafferty as Dan McAlpine
John Nugent Hayward as Bill Parsons
Daphne Campbell as Mary Parsons
Writer: Harry Watt