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Ned Kelly (Ned Kelly, Outlaw)1970

Ned Kelly (Ned Kelly, Outlaw) (1970)




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The life and times of legendary Australian outlaw Ned Kelly (Mick Jagger) provide the basis of this exciting biopic. Kelly launched his terrorist campaign against British colonialists after he was wrongfully imprisoned. Following his release, he forms an outlaw gang with his stepfather and his brothers and begins stealing horses and killing anyone who stands in the way. The songs on the soundtrack were written by Shel Silverstein. The film is also known as Ned Kelly, Outlaw.

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Mick Jagger
as Ned Kelly
Allen Bickford
as Dan Kelly
Clarissa Kaye
as Mrs. Kelly
Claire Balmford
as Nell Sherritt
Tony Bazell
as Mr. Scott
Geoff Gilmour
as Steve Hart
Kurt Beimel
as Anton Wicks
Mark McManus
as Joe Byrne
Serge Lazareff
as Wild Wright
Ben Blakeney
as Tracker
Peter Sumner
as Tom Lloyd
Ken Shorter
as Aaron Sherritt
Robert Bruning
as Sgt. Steele
James Elliott
as Pat O'Donnell
Bill Charlton
as Richards
Diane Craig
as Maggie Kelly
David Copping
as Mr. Curnow
Sue Lloyd
as Kate Kelly
Erika Crowne
as Mrs. Farrell
Alexi Long
as Grace Kelly
Patsy Dance
as Mrs. Whitty
John Dease
as Whitty
Gerry Duggan
as Father O'Hea
Terry Erwin
as Chinese
Gary Fisher
as Jack Jones
Reg Gorman
as Bracken
Anne Harvey
as Mrs.Devine
Bill Hunter
as Officer
as Gloster
Moshe Kedem
as Baumgarten
John Laws
as Kennedy
Nigel Lovell
as Capt. Standish
Mary Marshall
as Mrs. Barry
Jessica Noad
as Mrs. Scott
Martyn Sanderson
as Fitzpatrick
Lindsay Smith
as McIntyre
Colin Tilley
as Bank Clerk
Francis Yin
as Sympathizer
Diana Craig
as Maggie Kelly
Frank Thring
as Judge Barry
Bruce Barry
as George King
Jack Allen
as Melbourne
Karin Altman
as Jane Jones
Cotton Warburton
as Mrs. Jones
Ken Goodlet
as Supt. Nicholson
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Critic Reviews for Ned Kelly (Ned Kelly, Outlaw)

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

It is a film to which one applies the damning word 'interesting'.

March 26, 2009 | Full Review…

Richardson's bushranger biopic merely applies a simplistic gloss to the 'outlaw' image already projected onto Jagger... and his role as the legendary Australian anti-hero emerges as little more than an uncomfortable displacement of his tabloid notoriety.

January 26, 2006 | Full Review…

Colorful vignettes... only touch on but do not fully reveal the drama or the history behind the events.

May 9, 2005 | Full Review…

The blame has to be laid at the door of director Tony Richardson, whose handling sometimes obscures the message and buries the drama.

November 27, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Clunky, slow Mick Jagger starrer directed by Tony Richardson.

January 1, 2008 | Rating: 2/5

Curiously though, as it so often does, the rare convergence of everything gone wrong makes for pretty compulsive viewing.

April 7, 2004 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Ned Kelly (Ned Kelly, Outlaw)


An interesting movie, which tries to show that Mick Jagger is a brilliant actor, I wouldn't say he's that good, but he's alright. The story is pretty good. It's a pretty good movie, but it could be better.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer


I enjoyed it because I tend to like Westerns, and this is one, even if it's Australia rather than the US. The movie struggles along though, so unless you are a fan of Jagger or the Western genre don't bother.

Morris Nelms
Morris Nelms

Super Reviewer

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