Siege Of Pinchgut [DVD] [1960
I am amazed how well this film stands up after 50 years. It is a well made movie and shows Sydney as it was - before the Opera House days when Benelong Point housed the old castle-like tram depot (the depot was pulled down for the construction of the Sydney Opera House and trams were taken off the streets and replaced by buses).
As our children never knew my mother it is wonderful for them to be able to see her on screen as the generous tourist who visits the island in the middle of our lovely Sydney Harbour - Fort Denison (known as Pinchgut to the early convicts who were housed there). She is the tourist who tips one of the four men who has taken over the island and taken the caretaker and his family hostage, in order to negotiate their escape with the police. It is just a shame that, as there was so much background noise at the time of filming, her voice was overdubbed by another Austalian actress in the Ealing Studios in London, and we don't actually hear her speaking.
Thank you Amazon UK for having this available at a truly affordable price - it brings back many memories, not only of my mother but also of Sydney in the 1960s.