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A play written for television by Michael Barry and Henry C. James.
Based on a story by Henry C. James.
The main action of this play takes place in the central Australian desert at the present time


Michael Barry
Writer/Based on a story by:
Henry C. James
Michael Barry
Settings designer:
James Bould
Prospector - Dead Sweet Joe Confior:
Fred O'Donovan
Prospector - Jack Atherton:
Warren Jenkins
Mr. Lewis, a mine company agent/Man:
Cyril Chamberlain
Arthur Newstead, a publican:
Charles Rolfe
Clara, his wife:
Sheila MacKintosh
Prospector - Paddy Ryan:
Norman Latimer
Prospector - Jim Escreet:
Herbert C. Walton
Prospector - Harry Pickering:
Reg Varney
Mr. Thomson, a company promoter:
Laurence Naismith
Sam Jenkins, a mining engineer:
Richard Hurndall
Cathleen Connor, Joe's mother:
Pegeen Mair
Patrick Connor, Joe's father/Man:
Edward Byrne
Father Kelly, a priest/A man with a barrow:
W.A. Kelly
Joyce Chancellor
A woman with a baby:
Sheila MacKintosh
Anthony Bacon
Marguerite Young
Gold miner - Tom Jones:
Morris Sweden
Gold miner - Will Trelawny:
Horace Sequeira
Mr. Darlington, a promoter:
John Boxer
Christine Adrian
Ted, a barman:
Charles Lamb
The pianist:
Alan Bixter
Lofty Saunders:
Ivan Craig

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