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The Adventures of Barry McKenzie (1972)





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The popular Australian comic strip The Wonderful World of Barry McKenzie was first brought to the screen in this raunchy 1972 romp. Barry Crocker plays the title character, a carefree Aussie cowboy with an inordinate fondness for beer and "Sheilas". Touring England as a stand-up comic, Barry runs across several odd characters, including addlepated discipline freak Dennis Price. Also on hand is Barry McKenzie cocreator Barry Humphries, appearing in drag as Dame Edna Beveridge, a character who would bring Humphries worldwide fame and fortune in the 1990s. Director Bruce Beresford, who went on to such loftier efforts as Breaker Morant, Tender Mercies and Crimes of the Heart, breezes through his scatalogical material with the abandon of a schoolboy scribbling naughty words on the sidewalk.

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Barry Crocker
as Barry McKenzie
Barry Humphries
as Edna Everage, Hoot, Meyer De Lamphrey
Peter Cook
as Dominic
Dennis Price
as Mr. Gort
Avice Landone
as Mrs. Gort
Dick Bentley
as Detective
Jonathan Hardy
as Groove Courtenay
Jenny Tomasin
as Sarah Gort
John Clarke
as Underground Filmmaker
Maria O'Brien
as Caroline Thighs
Wilfred Grove
as Customs Officer
John Joyce
as Maurie Miller
Margo Lloyd
as Mrs. McKenzie
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The film is a humdinger, not to be missed.

September 28, 2015 | Full Review…

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