1915
Production year: 1982
Directors: Chris Thomson, Di Drew
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 066805-307690
Running time: 5:53 (353 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: PAL,, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: October 17, 2006
Collection type: Owned (#4401)
Status: Available
Purchase date: October 17, 2006
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 0 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
The classic award-winning seven-part drama originally screened to critical acclaim in 1982. Written by Peter Yeldham, the serial is based on the novel by award-winning writer Roger McDonald. The Cast is veritable who's who of Australian film, television and theatre including Scott McGregor, Scott Burgess, Sigrid Thornton, Bill Hunter, Lorraine Bayly, Andrew McFarlane and Jackie Woodburne.

World War I was the first time Australia went into battle as a federated country with the troops keen to prove themselves to Britain and establish a true national identity.

The onset of war interrupts the lives of Walter Gilchrist and Billy Mackenzie, young men who have been friends since childhood. Billy and Walter form a pact: if one enlists, so will the other.

The drama that unfolds involves both Walter and Billy's experiences fighting at Gallipoli and the problems and anxiety faced by their families and lovers struggling to cope at home.
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Genres
Drama
War
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Australian Broadcasting Commission
 • Lionheart Television Int.
 • Roadshow Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
 
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Disc 1
2Disc 2
Features
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Crew
Direction
Chris Thomson....Director
Di Drew....Director
Writing
Roger MacDonald....Original Material By
Peter Yeldham....Writer
Production
Ray Alchin....Producer
Cinematography
Peter Hendry....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Neil Thumpston....Film Editor
Tony Kavanagh....Film Editor
Peter Townend....Film Editor
Lynn Solly....Film Editor
Music
Bruce Smeaton....Composer
Sound
Ron Moore....Sound
Peter Townend....Sound Editor
Peter Barber....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Adrienne Overall....Sound Editor
Tony Kavanagh....Sound Editor
Art
Laurie Johnson....Production Designer
Graeme Gould....Production Designer
Cast
Scott McGregor....Walter
Scott Burgess....Billy
Sigrid Thornton....Frances
Bill Hunter....Alan Gilchrist
Lorraine Bayly....Helen Gilchrist
Arna-Maria Winchester....Brigid Scott
Serge Lazareff....Blackly Reid
Richard Moir....Rev. Fox
Ilona Rodgers....Mrs. Reilly
Martin Vaughan....Hugh McKenzie
Janice Finn....Elsie McKenzie
Russell Newman....Dave Scott
Revelly Jones....Henry Scott
Nell Schofield....Ethel
Gary Holmes....Douggie Gilchrist
Gordon Poole....Schoolmaster
Aaron Hitties....Young Billy
Steven Henningham....Young Walter
Larissa Burnett....Lottie
Graham Rouse....Police Sgt.
Clare Crowther....May Armitage
Hans Farkash....Heinrich
Warwick Moss....Pat Reilly
Anthony Martin....Ned Reid
Shirley Cameron....Barmaid
Jackie Woodburne....Dianna Bendetto
Damon Sanders....Harry Crowell
Colleen Clifford....Mrs. Stinson
Robert Mercer....Tom Larson
Ron Graham....Army Sgt.
Alan Tobin....Major
Diana Jeffrey....Mrs. Fox
Ric Herbert....Pig Nolan
Adrian Wright....Oliver Melrose
Vincent Martin....Frank Barton
Mark Hembrow....Boof Lucas
Maurie Fields....Mayor
Chris Lewis....Nugget Arthur
Colin Taylor....Army Doctor
Trevor Prior....Man on ferry
Ned Manning....Captain Ashworth
Reg Gillam....Colonel
Ray Marshall....Officer
Deborah Kennedy....Sharon Kerley
Andrew McFarlane....Robert Gillen
Mervyn Drake....Lieutenant Fagan
John Allen....Reg Hurst
Noel Hodda....Captain Barnes
Robin Bowering....Major Mason
Mathew Crosby....Mick
Janet Brown....Mrs Benedetto
Andrew Pappas....Egyptian Trader
Shewanna Mendis....Egyptian Girl
Michael Barnacoat....Captain Benedetto
David Robson....Strecher Bearer
James Condon....Mr. Gillen
Anne Haddy....Mrs Gillen
Brian Harrison....Brigadier
Peter Corbett....Fleming
Norman Coburn....English P.O.W.
Bill Pearson....Major
Alan Lee....Corporal
Maggie Blinco....Mrs. Brewer