PF: Bush Christmas


Another Christmas film rarely seen by Americans, made in Australia in 1947.

I first saw this about 15 years ago, when we moved to Colorado, because our library had a VHS copy in it’s collection, now long gone. Don’t let the covers fool you – the film is in black and white.

A pack of five young children set off to recover their stolen horse, on their own in the Australian outback. My own kids thought it was the coolest that these children rode their horses to school, set out into the wilderness on their own – to chase horse thieves! And now you are wondering what their parents thought, right? Well, the kids told them they were just going camping for a few days, and astonishingly that was enough! It may have been made for children, but I found it highly entertaining. The 1987 remake stars a young Nicole Kidman, but we haven’t seen it.