South West Pacific (1943)

People talk about their efforts to contribute to the war efforts.


Ken G. Hall


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Credited cast:
Bert Bailey Bert Bailey ... The Farmer (Old Man Stewart)
Peter Finch ... R.A.A.F. Pilot
John Nugent Hayward John Nugent Hayward ... The Factory Manager (as John Nugent-Hayward)
Alec Kellaway Alec Kellaway ... The Mechanic
Walter Pym Walter Pym ... The Sailor
Chips Rafferty ... R.A.A.F. Mechanic
George Randall George Randall ... The Merchant Seaman
Ron Randell ... U.S. Soldier (as Ron Randall)
Ralph Smart Ralph Smart ... R.A.F. Pilot
Muriel Steinbeck Muriel Steinbeck ... The Munitions Worker (Gwennie)
Grant Taylor ... A.I.F. Soldier
Joe Valli Joe Valli ... R.A.F. Mechanic


The film is made up of a series of different people talking about how they have contributed to the war efforts. These include a motor mechanic who is now makes aircraft and is a member of the Volunteer Defence Force; an engineer from a cosmetic factory, who now manages a factory which contributes through taxes to the war effort; a farmer who see the importance of growing food for the war effort and the contribution of women are making as members of the land army; a former milkman who now builds roads and aerodromes and his daughter Gwennie who works in a munitions factory; Gwennie's boyfriend Bill who is serving in the merchant navy; a RAAF and a RAF pilots in New Guinea before their mission; a RAAF and RAF mechanics worry about the safety of the pilots; also talk to an American mechanic "Brooklyn" remembering the bombing of Darwin; an Australian and American soldiers are cut off in the steamy jungles of New Guinea - with the Australian remembering the tours of service in Tobruk, ... Written by Paul Gerard Kennedy

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Release Date:

1943 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

S-W Pacific See more »

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1.37 : 1
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This film is considered a Second World War wartime propaganda film of Australia. See more »

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