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|Kitty and the Bagman|
|Directed by||Donald Crombie|
|Produced by||Anthony Buckley|
|Screenplay by||John Burnley|
|Music by||Brian May|
|Distributed by||Umbrella Entertainment|
|Budget||A$2.5 million (est)|
|Box office||A$58,407 (Australia)|
Kitty O'Rourke arrives in Australia as a war bride. Her husband is arrested by a Sydney policeman known as the bagman. This leads Kitty to a life of crime and a rivalry with another female criminal.
- Liddy Clark as Kitty O'Rourke
- John Stanton as The Bagman
- Val Lehman as "Big" Lil Delaney
- Gerard Maguire
- Colette Mann
- Paul Chubb
- Danny Adcock
- David Bradshaw
- Anthony Hawkins
- John Ewart as The Train Driver
Director Donald Crombie looked back on the film with mixed emotion:
That probably shouldn't have been made. It was a bit of an aberration. That only got made because we were flush with funds. That was when it became ridiculously easy to make films... There were better things we should have been doing with our time.
Reviews were mixed.
Kitty and the Bagman was released on DVD by Umbrella Entertainment in October 2011. The DVD is compatible with all region codes.
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- "Umbrella Entertainment". Retrieved 4 May 2013.
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