An independent film made by Brian Davies, then director of the La Mama theatre, The Pudding Thieves did not receive a general release, but was occasionally played in smaller, specialty theatres: for example, it played at the Union Theatre in Sydney in 1968, where it was 'compared with the work of French film director Jean-Luc Godard' (see 'Our Films Yesterday and Today', Canberra Times, 31 January 1968, p.21).
Today, the film best remembered as one of the earliest examples of the 'Carlton Ripple' burst of film-making in the mid-to-late 1960s.
According to Bruce Hodsdon, in his piece on the Carlton Ripple, the film is
The story of two professional photographers (Bill Morgan and George Tibbets) who dabble in pornography in a series of loosely structured scenes (the film ends rather abruptly) directly influenced by Jules et Jim and Les Cousins (France 1959)
Bruce Hodsdon, 'The Carlton Ripple and the Australian Film Revival', Screening the Past, published 23 November 2008 (http://tlweb.latrobe.edu.au/humanities/screeningthepast/23/carlton-australian-revival.html)