GINGER MEGGS

Cast

Paul Daniel
Shelley Armsworth
Garry McDonald
Harold Hopkins
Ross Higgins

Director

Jonathan Dawson

Producer

John Sexton

Genres

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Film synopsis

Based on Jim Bancks’s much-loved Australian comic strip, first appearing in 1921, Ginger Meggs is the live-action adaptation of a tale about an unruly, young mischief maker who is constantly getting himself in trouble in spite of his good intentions.

In an Australian country town in the 1940s, Ginger Meggs’ (Paul Daniel) reputation precedes him – he is an unruly prankster who plays truant, gets involved in fights and tells tall tales. While searching for his stolen monkey, Ginger encounters a jewel thief and sets out to win the heart of childhood crush Minnie Peters (Shelley Armsworth).

However, along with the never-ending nuisance of school life, his rival Eddie Coogan, and bully Tiger Kelly – life can be tough for a young upstart – especially if there’s fishing to be done!

Presented in a brand new transfer, expertly photographed by Oscar® winner John Seale (The English Patient), and featuring Aussie acting stalwarts Garry McDonaldHarold Hopkins, Ross Higgins, John Wood, Terry Camilleri and Hugh Keays-Byrne, Ginger Meggs is a colourful comic delight, celebrating the cheeky side of Aussie life.

Running time

92 minutes

Country of origin

Australia

Year of production

1982

Classification