Screencap: Guinea (Rebecca Gibney) takes control of her fate.
form y Come in Spinner series - publisher   film/TV  
Adaptation of Come in Spinner Florence James Dymphna Cusack 1951 single work novel
Issue Details: First known date: 1990 1990
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'Sydney in 1944, the tide is turning in the Pacific War and American forces have made Sydney a gaudy, hectic garrison town. The gamblers and "good time charlies" converge on the South Pacific Hotel, one of Sydney's finest.

The heart of the hotel is the bustling beauty salon run by the cool professional Claire (Lisa Harrow), who hides a guilty secret; Deb (Kerry Armstrong,) who has a pre-war marriage and a wartime alternative; and Guinea (Rebecca Gibney), whose 'good war' is not what it seems.

Come in Spinner is the story of one week in their lives, as they play the game of chance for the highest stakes...survival, security and the opportunity for happiness and love.'

Source: ABC Commercial website http://www.abc.net.au/abccontentsales/s1475926.htm (Sighted 27/03/12)

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First known date: 1990

Works about this Work

The Power of Film Captures Our Lives in War Garry Maddox , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 25 April 2012; (p. 3)
`Come in Spinner': Two Views of the Forties Ina Bertrand , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , June no. 41 1994; (p. 12-23)
Too Little Credit for a Humble and Obscure Race Maurice Dunlevy , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 14 April 1990; (p. B5)
`Come In Spinner' is a Seamless, Shining Winner Barbara Hooks , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 28 March 1990; (p. 14)
Heads! We Win Valerie Lawson , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 26 March - 1 April 1990; (p. 1-2)
A Week in the Life of War-Time Sydney Joan Morris , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 25 March 1990; (p. 27)

— Review of Come in Spinner Nick Enright Lissa Benyon 1990 series - publisher film/TV
Sydney in the War Years Lyn Dunlevy , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 22 March 1990; (p. 3)

— Review of Come in Spinner Nick Enright Lissa Benyon 1990 series - publisher film/TV
A Week in the Life of War-Time Sydney Joan Morris , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 25 March 1990; (p. 27)

— Review of Come in Spinner Nick Enright Lissa Benyon 1990 series - publisher film/TV
Sydney in the War Years Lyn Dunlevy , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 22 March 1990; (p. 3)

— Review of Come in Spinner Nick Enright Lissa Benyon 1990 series - publisher film/TV
The Power of Film Captures Our Lives in War Garry Maddox , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 25 April 2012; (p. 3)
Too Little Credit for a Humble and Obscure Race Maurice Dunlevy , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 14 April 1990; (p. B5)
`Come In Spinner' is a Seamless, Shining Winner Barbara Hooks , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 28 March 1990; (p. 14)
`Come in Spinner': Two Views of the Forties Ina Bertrand , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , June no. 41 1994; (p. 12-23)
Heads! We Win Valerie Lawson , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 26 March - 1 April 1990; (p. 1-2)
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