You Can't See 'round Corners
You Can't See 'round Corners is a 1969 Australian drama film directed by David Cahill. The film is a theatrical version of the TV show You Can't See 'Round Corners. Both were based on the novel by Jon Cleary updated to the Vietnam War.
|You Can't See 'round Corners|
|Directed by||David Cahill|
|Produced by||Peter Summerton|
|Written by||Richard Lane|
|Based on||novel by Jon Cleary|
|Music by||Thomas Tycho|
|Editing by||Jacques De Vigne|
|Studio||Amalgamated Television Services|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
|Release dates||16 January 1969|
|Running time||98 minutes|
Small-time bookie Frankie McCoy from Newtown, Sydney, is drafted during the Vietnam War. He loves his girlfriend Margie but is frustrated because she won't sleep with him before they are married. He goes through basic training at Kapooka, near Wagga Wagga but eventually deserts. Margie breaks up with him once she finds this out.
Frankie goes back to working as a bookie but suffers a series of losses. In order to cover these he robs an office, not realising the money he stolen consists of marked bills. He visits a Kings Cross night club, meeting a girl, Myra, who he sleeps with and gives some of the stolen money. Both the military and regular police start to close in on Frankie, and he discovers that the bills were marked. He goes back to Myra to retrieve the money. They get in an argument and he winds up accidentally killing her. He contacts Margie but is chased after by some of the men he owes money to and winds up running in front of a moving car and being killed.
- Ken Shorter as Frankie McCoy
- Lyndall Barbour as Mrs. McCoy
- Rowena Wallace as Margie Harris
- Judith Fisher as Peg Clancy
- Carmen Duncan as Myra Neilson
- Slim DeGrey as Mick Patterson
- Max Cullen as Peeper
- Kevin Leslie as Ken
- Goff Vockler as Barney
- Lou Vernon as Nugget
- John Armstrong as Jack Kelly
- Peter Aanensen as Sgt Quinn
- Max Phipps as Keith Grayson
- Vincent Gill as Lennie Ryan
- Henri Szeps as Peter
- Marion Johns as Mrs Harris
- John Barnes as Mr Harris
- Garry McDonald
- The Atlantics
The film was shot in mid 1967, financed by the Seven Network. It used the same cast, crew and sets as the TV series. Very little of it was shot on location. It was a co-production between ATN 7 and Universal.
The film features appearances by a young Kate Fitzpatrick and Garry McDonald with hair.
- You Can't See 'round Corners at the Internet Movie Database
- You Can't See 'Round Corners at Australian Screen Online
- You Can't See 'Round Corners (film) at National Film and Sound Archive
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