They're a Weird Mob (1966) 720p YIFY Movie

They're a Weird Mob (1966)

Nino Culotta is an Italian immigrant who arrived in Australia with the promise of a job as a journalist on his cousin's magazine, only to find that when he gets there the magazine's folded, the cousins done a runner & the money his cousin sent for the fare was borrowed from the daughter of the boss of a local construction firm. So Nino tries to get a job & finishes up ... laying bricks. Nino works hard & makes friends with lots of locals, Nino & Kay argue a lot, Nino & Kay fall in love ... Kay takes Nino to meet 'Daddy' but daddy hates journalists, immigrants and bricklayers (he's now BOSS of a construction firm). Nino starts to win him over with his charm & determination to marry Kay.

IMDB: 6.50 Likes

  • Genre: Adventure | Comedy
  • Quality: 720p
  • Size: 988.13M
  • Resolution: 1280*720 / 25 fpsfps
  • Language: English 2.0  
  • Run Time: 112
  • IMDB Rating: 6.5/10 
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The Synopsis for They're a Weird Mob (1966) 720p

Nino Culotta is an Italian immigrant who arrived in Australia with the promise of a job as a journalist on his cousin's magazine, only to find that when he gets there the magazine's folded, the cousins done a runner & the money his cousin sent for the fare was borrowed from the daughter of the boss of a local construction firm. So Nino tries to get a job & finishes up ... laying bricks. Nino works hard & makes friends with lots of locals, Nino & Kay argue a lot, Nino & Kay fall in love ... Kay takes Nino to meet 'Daddy' but daddy hates journalists, immigrants and bricklayers (he's now BOSS of a construction firm). Nino starts to win him over with his charm & determination to marry Kay.


The Director and Players for They're a Weird Mob (1966) 720p

[Director]Michael Powell
[Role:]Alida Chelli
[Role:]Claire Dunne
[Role:]Walter Chiari
[Role:]Chips Rafferty


The Reviews for They're a Weird Mob (1966) 720p


a movie about another time in Australia, immigration themeReviewed bypetersj-2Vote: 8/10

I recently watched the DVD of this movie. Way back in the sixties it was a big hit at a time when very few Australian movies were being made. I am delighted to say that the movie holds up remarkably well. It is now a charming curiosity of another time. The plot is by now well known but I wondered if I would cringe over the way Australians were portrayed. I need not have worried as the characters are warm and earthy. It was wonderful to see some of those fine actors of the past, most of whom have passed away. Chips Rafferty is superb in one of his last movies. The only character that does not work is the love interest Clare Dunne who has a very cold screen presence. She sounds like she is taking elocution lessons on screen. The most pleasant surprise is Walter Chiari as Nino. He is delightful. Chiari had a troubled career, especially in his Broadway misadventure in the flop musical "The gay time" opposite Barabara Cook. The musical however sounds wonderful now, perhaps it was ahead of its time. In this film Chiari is enchanting and dam cute too. The real joy for most Aussies is seeing a brief appearance by the undisputed king of Aussie television Graham Kennedy. Graham allows the script and director to send him up. There will sadly never be another Graham but hopefully there will be many more Australian movies as charming as this. It really was a pleasant surprise. Do see it.

Six StarsReviewed byxpat-55192Vote: 6/10

I give this well-acted movie six stars as I had seen it when it was first released in New Zealand (1966) and I had read the excellent book first.Unfortunately, by comparison to the superb book, the movie seems tissue-thin and ends quickly without any of the genuine Aussie humour of the book - also bought again after a hunt.The screenplay ought to be completely rewritten in 2020 and the movie re-shot.I'd watch it.

Another annoying late-Powell film..but does have good visuals..Reviewed byimdb020106Vote: 5/10

This film and Age of Consent seem to be competing for annoying characters..and scenes that go on and on.

The fat man at the bar. Endless closeups of his sweating face. You can see every pore. Nino doesn't understand a word. Then it gets explained to him. Then we move on to the next word. Which he doesn't understand either. And on and on. ...

...to the newstand scene. He doesn't understand the money. So he hangs around so we can get lots of stunning visuals of the newstand troll.

Then it's on to the drunk guy on the transit ferry - he stumbles around and around and around, cursing the Italians around him. Fine. We get the point. But it doesn't stop. Plus, drunk people don't stumble around so obviously like that. He seems to be imitating Foster Brooks. And people don't just sit there while some drunk screams at them. Then the drunk gets thrown in the water. Then they fish him back and he screams some more. Why didn't they just let him drown?

And then there's the ditch-digging scene. Endless closeups of ditchdigger. They dig and dig and dig.Then they smoke a cigarette. Then they dig and dig and dig. Then they have some coffee. Then they dig and dig. Then Nino falls backwards and collapses. Then he lies there and sweats and heaves. Then he lies there some more. Then there's the endless trip back to town.

I hope you've enjoyed this, because this whole scene at the construction site took about 45 minutes.

The lead character is naive and stupid. You want to smack him over the head. Sorry, people in real life are not this dumb. In one scene he goes swimming. He goes too far out in the forbidden section. The lifeguards wave at him. He thinks they're waving to be friendly, so he waves back. They wave more, he waves more. We are supposed to believe that anyone can be this stupid.

Then 20 lifeguards go to save him. They drag him back and throw him in the lifeguard box. Then he gets, and we get, an exciting lecture about riptides. Beware! Riptides are DANGEROUS! Don't swim where you're not supposed to! Only positives of this scene are lots of nice shots of lifeguards chests, and lumpy-where-it-counts swimsuits.

Main interesting thing about this film are all the great backgrounds of 1966 Australia - when you could still actually migrate there without a 15 year waiting period to become a citizen...and before everything "Australian" became chic.

I fled this one early, too...and commiserated with people in the lobby.

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