Squizzy Taylor (film)

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Squizzy Taylor
Directed by Kevin James Dobson
Produced by Roger le Mesurier
Written by Roger Simpson
Starring David Atkins,
Jackie Weaver,
Alan Cassell,
Michael Long,
Steve Bisley,
Cul Cullen
Distributed by Filmways
Umbrella Entertainment
Release date
Running time
97 minutes
Country Australia
Language English
Budget A$1.7 million[1]

Squizzy Taylor is a 1982 Australian drama film based on the life of Melbourne gangster, Squizzy Taylor, directed by Kevin James Dobson and starring David Atkins, Jackie Weaver and Alan Cassell.


Writer Roger Simpson had been researching the period since he helped adapt Power Without Glory (1976.) The filmmakers also used research done by Nigel Buesst for his film on Squizzy Taylor.[2]

The film was shot on location in Melbourne. Its critical and commercial response was limited.[3]

Home Media[edit]

Squizzy Taylor was released on DVD with a new transfer by Umbrella Entertainment in July 2007. The DVD is compatible with all region codes and includes special features such as the theatrical trailer and a featurette titled The Rise and Fall of Squizzy Taylor.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Rolando Caputo, "Squizzy Taylor", Australian Film 1978-1992, Oxford Uni Press, 1993 p111
  2. ^ Scott Murray, "Kevin Dobson," Cinema Papers, Jan-Feb 1982 p11-13
  3. ^ David Stratton, The Avocado Plantation: Boom and Bust in the Australian Film Industry, Pan MacMillan, 1990 p37
  4. ^ "Umbrella Entertainment". Retrieved 4 May 2013. 

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