They're a Weird Mob

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

The first of Michael Powell's Australian ventures, a very bizarre comedy about the prejudicial problems that face a young Italian who emigrates to Sydney. There are many delightful moments of almost Hitchcockian humour centred around social embarrassment (how to eat a meringue without making a mess), and pleasing parodies of movie styles (epic Eisensteinian expressionism at a building site). Hardly a great film, but an exhilarating and playful demolition of nationalist stereotypes.

Details

Release details

Duration:
112 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Michael Powell
Screenwriter:
Richard Imrie Emeric Pressburger
Cast:
Walter Chiari
Claire Dunne
Chips Rafferty
Alida Chelli
Ed Devereaux
John Meillon