Film synopsis

Capturing the dynamic colour and movement of 1920s Sydney, a vibrant city of optimism bulging with a dark underbelly of crime, KITTY AND THE BAGMAN cuts to the criminal chase in the great Aussie gangster tradition of SQUIZZY TAYLOR.

When tough guy O’Rourke (David BradshawTHE LAST OUTLAW) is arrested for cutting up a lady-friend, his wife Kitty (Liddy ClarkANNIE’S COMING OUT) sets out on a fateful journey, taking ownership of the Top Hat nightclub, a raucous doorway to the criminal underworld.

Aided along the way by her prostitute friend, Doris (Colette Mann – PRISONER) and an enigmatic crooked cop called The Bagman (John Stanton – BENEATH HILL 60), Kitty establishes a formidable reputation not only as a woman on the make, but as a no-nonsense gangster ready to rival the notorious Big Lil Delaney (Val Lehman – PRISONER) for a piece of the action and control of the unsettled streets.

With camera work from OscarĀ® winner Dean Semler, KITTY AND THE BAGMAN is a switchblade-sharp yarn from the award winning creators of CADDIE and THE IRISHMAN.

Running time

95 Minutes

Year of production



Colette Mann
Liddy Clark
David Bradshaw


Donald Crombie


Anthony Buckley