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The Adventures of Barry McKenzie (1972)

Young Australian, Barry McKenzie, travels to England with his Aunt Edna after his father dies and a request is revealed in his will.

Director:

Bruce Beresford
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barry Crocker ... Barry McKenzie
Barry Humphries ... Aunt Edna Everage / Hoot / Dr DeLamphrey
Spike Milligan ... Landlord
Peter Cook ... Dominic
Paul Bertram Paul Bertram ... Curly
Dennis Price ... Mr. Gort
Avice Landone ... Mrs. Gort
Mary Ann Severne Mary Ann Severne ... Lesley
Jenny Tomasin ... Sarah Gort
Dick Bentley ... Detective
Julie Covington Julie Covington ... Blanche
Judith Furse ... Claude
Christopher Malcolm ... Sean
Maria O'Brien Maria O'Brien ... Caroline Thighs
Margo Lloyd Margo Lloyd ... Mrs. McKenzie
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Storyline

Young Australian, Barry McKenzie, travels to England with his Aunt Edna after his father dies and a request is revealed in his will.

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Taglines:

Cripes!! The things these pom sheilahs will do in front of a camera !!!! [Australian theatrical daybill movie poster] See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 1972 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Barry McKenzie kalandjai See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Longford Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Bruce Beresford's directing debut. See more »

Goofs

In Caroline Thigh's flat Barry empties the curried chicken and prawn aphrodisiac down his boxers, staining his t-shirt. When he is thrown out of her flat the t-shirt is clean. See more »

Quotes

Aunt Edna Everage: You're going to break a few hearts tonight. Just let your Auntie whisk off your cradle-cap, and pick out those little custard corners.
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Crazy Credits

'Based on the "Barry McKenzie" comic strip written by Barry Humphries with drawings by Nicholas Garland, as published in "Private "Eye" from an idea by Peter Cook.' See more »

Connections

Featured in Century of Cinema: 40,000 years of dreaming (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

There is a Tavern in the Town
(uncredited)
Written by William H. Hills
Played by the band at the Young Conservatives function
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My Experience Promoting "The Adventures of Barry McKenzie
30 March 2001 | by foxfaurotSee all my reviews

I worked with MCA Australia as the Assistant Film Promotions Manager on The Adventures of Barry McKenzie. MCA was the film distributer throughout the major cities in Australia of this film. At that time, it was rated the most popular Australian film in their history. I worked directly with Barry Humphries who not only starred in the movie as four different characters, but was instrumental in introducing Foster's Lager, the Bazza McKenzie Hat and the Aunt Edna character (who manifested herself into Dame Edna, who is widely recognized world-wide). Not to forget Bruce Beresford and Barry McKenzie! I still have a copy of the comic strip "Bazza Pulls it Off" and "The Wonderful World of Barry McKenzie" (which the movie script was derived from). Sadly, I lost the Barry McKenzie Soundtrack.

I'll never forget the Grand Opening Premiere at The Ascot Theatre in Sydney with all the cast, producers, directors, etc. The after party was held at The St. George's Club where Foster's Lager was consumed in abundance.

If anyone knows how to obtain a copy of this film in a video format, I'd love to purchase it. It would bring back so many of my memories of the wonderful experiences I had during the four and half years I lived in Australia.

Please feel free to e-mail me at if you have any idea how to access a copy of the movie.

Deborah Faurot, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


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