The Picture Show Man

The Picture Show Man has an old-fashioned endearing quality. The story of an itinerant purveyor of motion picture entertainment in the country areas of Australia in the 1920s, it's cute without being cloying, and episodic without being disjointed.

With:
Rod Taylor John Meillon John Ewart Harold Hopkins Patrick Cargill Yelena Zigon

The Picture Show Man has an old-fashioned endearing quality. The story of an itinerant purveyor of motion picture entertainment in the country areas of Australia in the 1920s, it’s cute without being cloying, and episodic without being disjointed.

Based on an unpublished manuscript, Joan Long’s script has enough characterization to allow the actors a fair go at establishing themselves, yet keeps them well ordered enough to maintain the forward movement of the plot.

John Power’s direction is firm without being thwarting and the result is that the good times being had on screen are conveyed to the audience and are affecting.

Rod Taylor’s portrayal of the heavy is definitely lightweight.

The Picture Show Man

Australia

Production: Limelight. Director John Power; Producer Joan Long; Screenplay Joan Long; Camera Geoff Burton; Editor Nick Beauman; Music Peter Best; Art Director David Copping

Crew: (Color) Extract of a review from 1977. Running time: 99 MIN.

With: Rod Taylor John Meillon John Ewart Harold Hopkins Patrick Cargill Yelena Zigon

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