Under Capricorn

Synopsis: In 1831, Irishman Charles Adare travels to Australia to start a new life with the help of his cousin who has just been appointed governor. When he arrives he meets powerful landowner and ex-convict Sam Flusky, who wants to do a business deal with him. Whilst attending a dinner party at Flusky's house, Charles meets Flusky's wife Henrietta who he had known as a child back in Ireland. Henrietta is an alcoholic and seems to be on the verge of madness.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Rotten Tomatoes:
117 min

No long thing.

Draw something from the box.

See us another day, Mr. Potter.

Mr. Adare...

... is a strange man.

It was nice.

I will give you a hint.

-If you invite to come to your home will not.


A gentleman of his position

must be alert.



repeat what you said?

Do you not understand.

'If the old Flusky

calls to your home, not go. "

He said that?

-Not paying attention.

-pay attention to me.

Bring the horse.

Want to make money?

There is a part of land

which is sold in thousand pounds.

I want you to buy.

I wanted to buy

many things,

... but no money.

Potter you will

Short-term loan.

I will buy you this land

by more than paid for it.

I want to give

of this money?

-Is it worth it.


Very simple.

bought all the land

the crown that allows the law.

-This is a particular business.

-Not bad.

I'm still surprised.

that gives me

this business?

You may have my

reasons and can not.

This is the office of


I do some things.

Come and submit your offer.

Gain time.

Here, off

as always.

I have to pastures

your new sheep.

Do not worry.

-And my secretary?

-He got one.

Read and write.

Says he is a gentleman.

-What is your conviction?


give a look.


Open your mouth.

Very thin arms.

Know-how accounts?

-Yes, sir.

Therefore, here.

-Do you not understand.

It is the fool or?

-was a fraud?


-A confusion of skirts.

-It is not that.

His father did not want

in casssemoss.

Enough! In my house there

this class of problems.

-What is your name?


If I accept, comply.

I give you my word.

The word of the young

is not here.

If you do not comply,

return to prison.


-Good luck.

If well, treat well.

But if not...

-See this?


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James Bridie

James Bridie (3 January 1888 in Glasgow – 29 January 1951 in Edinburgh) was the pseudonym of the Scottish playwright, screenwriter and surgeon whose real name was Osborne Henry Mavor. He took his pen-name from his paternal grandfather's first name and his grandmother's maiden name.Mavor studied medicine at the University of Glasgow graduating in 1913, then served as a military doctor during World War I, seeing service in France and Mesopotamia. His comedic plays saw success in London, and he became a full-time writer in 1938. Despite this, he returned to the army during World War II, again serving as a doctor.He was the main founder of the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow, with his cousin, the author Guy McCrone and was also instrumental in the establishment of the Edinburgh Festival.Bridie worked with the director Alfred Hitchcock in the late 1940s. They worked together on: The Paradine Case (1947). Bridie originally wrote the screenplay, and Ben Hecht contributed some additional dialogue. But due to casting, the characters had to be changed. So David O. Selznick had to write another script. Under Capricorn (1949) Stage Fright (1950)In 1923, he married Rona Locke Bremner (1897–1985). Their son was killed in World War II. His other son Ronald (1925–2007) was also both a physician and playwright. Ronald became drama critic of The Scotsman after retiring from medicine, Director of the Scottish Arts Council and Deputy Chairman of the Edinburgh Festival. He was Professor of Drama and Head of the Drama Department at the University of Saskatchewan and was appointed C.B.E. in 1971.James Bridie died in Edinburgh of a stroke and is buried in Glasgow Western Necropolis. The Bridie Library at the Glasgow University Union is named after him, as is the annual Bridie Dinner that takes place in the Union each December. more…

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