form The City single work   film/TV  
Issue Details: First known date: 1956 1956
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A love story set in Sydney and influenced by Italian Neo-realism, The City explores the frustration of a young factory worker and a shop assistant whose plans to marry are being hindered by the high cost of housing. After a quarrel, they separate and spend the night wandering the city streets before eventually coming to the realisation that their love is more important than money.

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Date: 1956
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    form y Three in One Rex Rienits , Ralph Peterson , Australia : Australian Tradition Films , 1956 Z919028 1956 selected work film/TV

    A trilogy of stories reflecting a socialist view of Australian life in the 1950s, with a particular focus on mateship. Joe Wilson's Mates, based on Henry Lawson's 'The Union Buries its Dead', shows union members in a country town holding a funeral for an unknown tramp who carries a union card. In Frank Hardy's A Load of Wood, men in a make-work job during the Depression assert themselves by stealing firewood from a farmer and distributing it to the poor. The third story, The City by Ralph Peterson, follows young lovers trying to make a life in the hustle and bustle of Sydney.

    Australia : Australian Tradition Films , 1956
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