|Careful, He Might Hear You 1983 PG, 116 min.|
Director: Carl Schultz
Cast: Wendy Hughes, Robyn Nevin, Nicholas Gledhill, John Hargreaves, Geraldine Turner, Isabelle Anderson, Peter Whitford, Colleen Clifford, Julie Nihill, Beth Child
Set in 1930s Australia, six-year-old P.S. (Nicholas Gledhil) lives with his aunt and uncle, a result of his mother's death and a long-absent drunken father. His aunt's rich sister returns from a world trip, expresses an interest in P.S., and treats him royally. A court battle ensues when both sisters want custody, during which the boy's father shows up and, though loving the boy, decides he can't care for him. The film won several Australian Film Institute Awards, including Best Picture, Actress, and Supporting Actor.
|A Dangerous Summer 1981 N/R, 100 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
aka: The Burning Man
Director: Quentin Masters
Cast: Tom Skerritt, Ian Gilmour, James Mason, Wendy Hughes, Ray Barrett, Guy Doleman, Kim Deacon, Norman Kaye, Stephen Leeder, Peter Rowley, Michael Petrovitch, Ian Mortime, Ron Falk, Peter Lawless, John Hanlon
Howard Anderson (Tom Skerritt) is building a resort in the Blue Mountains of Australia when his business partner Julian Fane (Guy Doleman) arranges for an arsonist (Ian Gilmour) to burn it down so that he can collect the insurance. After the fire, Lloyds of London sends senior investigator George Engels (James Mason) to find out what really happened.
|The Heist 1989 R, 95 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Stuart Orme
Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Tom Skerritt, Wendy Hughes, Noble Willingham, Tom Atkins, Robert Prosky, Stephen Apostolina, Ben Mittleman, Roger Hewlett, Joseph Carberry, Chino "Fats" Williams, Art Frankel
In this made-for-TV movie, Neil Skinner (Pierce Brosnan) has been framed by his ex-partner, Ebbet Berens (Tom Skerritt), and sent to jail. Now, released from prison, Neil sets out to exact revenge on Ebbet who not only took his money but his girlfriend, Sheila (Wendy Hughes), as well.
|Lonely Hearts 1982 R, 95 min.|
Director: Paul Cox, Kon Ichikawa
Cast: Wendy Hughes, Norman Kaye, Jon Finlayson, Julia Blake, Jonathan Hardy, Irene Inescort, Vic Gordon, Ted Grove-Rogers, Ron Falk, Chris Haywood
A piano tuner, Peter (Norman Kaye), and a shy office worker, Patricia (Wendy Hughes), have led quiet lives without any romance until they meet and learn how to have a meaningful relationship. A fun film from Australia.
|My Brilliant Career 1979 G, 100 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Gillian Armstrong
Cast: Judy Davis, Sam Neill, Wendy Hughes, Robert Grubb, Max Cullen, Patricia Kennedy, Aileen Britton, Tony Hughes, Peter Whitford, Alan Hopgood, Julia Blake, David Franklin, Marion Shad, Aaron Wood, Sue Davies
Set in Australia at the end of the 19th century, this is an excellent film relating the story of young Sybylla Melvyn (Judy Davis) who is determined to be a writer and enjoy an independent lifestyle. Despite her family's objections, Sybylla continues to strive to achieve her goal. Her determination continues even when wealthy Harry Beecham (Sam Neill) asks her to marry him, and she turns him down seeking independence as a writer.
|My First Wife 1984 PG, 96 min.|
Director: Paul Cox
Cast: John Hargreaves, Wendy Hughes, Lucy Angwin, David Cameron, Julia Blake, Anna Maria Monticelli, Charles "Bud" Tingwell, Robin Lovejoy, Lucy Uralov, Tony Llewellyn-Jones
John (John Hargreaves), a self-centered musician, suffers extreme emotional problems when his wife, Helen (Wendy Hughes), leaves him after ten years of marriage. Family, friends, and lovers expose the pain and confusion suffered by this man for whom work, work, and more work was the be-all and end-all of life.
|Paradise Road 1997 R, 120 min.|
Director: Bruce Beresford
Cast: Glenn Close, Pauline Collins, Cate Blanchett, Frances McDormand, Julianna Margulies, Jennifer Ehle, Sab Shimono, Wendy Hughes, Johanna ter Steege, Elizabeth Spriggs
Women prisoners in a World War II Japanese internment camp, located on a desolate island, survive brutal conditions in this film written by Director Bruce Beresford.
|Princess Caraboo 1994 PG, 95 min.|
Director: Michael Austin
Cast: Phoebe Cates, Jim Broadbent, Wendy Hughes, Kevin Kline, John Lithgow, Stephen Rea, Peter Eyre, Jacqueline Pearce, Roger Lloyd-Pack, John Sessions, John Wells, John Lynch, Kate Ashfield, Arkie Whiteley, Ewan Bailey
Supposedly based on a true story, this is the tale of a young woman (Phoebe Cates) who shows up in an English village during the early 1800s speaking a strange language. She is taken in by the Worralls (Jim Broadbent and Wendy Hughes) whose butler, Frexos (Kevin Kline) convinces them to have her tried for vagrancy. During the trial, she uses pantomime to convince the magistrate that her name is "Caraboo" and that she is a princess who was kidnapped by pirates but managed to escape by swimming ashore. The Worralls take her back to their home, but a reporter, Gutch (Stephen Rea), still thinks she is a fraud and investigates to find out whether or not Caraboo is telling the truth. Fun, with a good cast and story.
|1. Careful, He Might Hear You (1983)|
2. A Dangerous Summer (1981)
aka: The Burning Man
aka: Flash Fire
3. The Heist (1989)
4. Lonely Hearts (1982)
5. My Brilliant Career (1979)
6. My First Wife (1984)
7. Newsfront (1978)
8. Paradise Road (1997)
9. Princess Caraboo (1994)
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