Return To Snowy River

Synopsis: Young Jim Craig returns to the Australian high country, after being away herding the horses he caught and sold, in order to provide a stake for his future. He finds things quite different than when he left: his girlfriend, Jessica Harrison, is being pursued by a rich suitor, Jessica's father wants him out of her life, and the residents of the high country are being driven out by the wealthier low country ranchers. Jim definitely has his work cut out for him.
Director(s): Geoff Burrowes
  2 nominations.
99 min

Are they wild horses, Dad?

Someone's gone

to a lot of trouble

to put that mob


You won't find

better anywhere.

It's the man

himself... Jim Craig.

From Snowy River?

That's him...

a long way

from home.

I'll look

after him.

Thanks, son.

You were cracking

on the pace, Jim.

You goin' back

for good?

Yep. I been away

long enough.

I suppose so,

but still,

you'll be missed

in these parts.

Thanks, mate.

Well, I've got

my stake together now.

Not a bad one,


They're the best

I've seen...

for thousands of miles.

You gonna breed them?


Before I left home,

I let that wild stallion

and his mob loose.

I'll let him

cover these mares.

Big plans.

Spare me that, mate.

Was it Denny that ran down

that stallion, Mr. Craig?

Jim. Yep, that's him, all right.

About due for a rest,

I reckon.

Remember Harrison?

He had a daughter, didn't he?


Right. Right.

That's as good

a reason as any

for going home

in a hurry.

Ha ha ha ha!

- Ha ha ha!

- Ha ha ha!

What are you after, Seb?


or something bigger?


I thought

I'd come and see

if the place

was all right.


Why the rifle?

A few funny things

have been happening.

Like what?

Cattle and horses


They reckon we've

been party-dodgin'.

Stealing cattle?

Surely not.

No more than usual.

Only what you

can eat.


It's traditional.

Those big knobs below

want a bit of our grazing.

They've been

serving us papers.

Legal papers?

I don't know.

I found use for them.

Ha ha ha!

Someone took a shot

at your old stallion.


He's all right.

Who was it?

Could have been anyone

who's blamed him

for every horse

gone missing.

That's just about


He's not exactly

housetrained, is he?

Anyway, you're back

for a while.

Back for good, Seb.

Just one more

thing to do.

I hope things

go the way

you want them to

down there.

Let's get

a fire going.

Glad you're home.



Mr. Simmons tells me

you've been riding

that colt again.

I employ a jockey

to do that.

I know, but I get

faster times.

Is that true?

Where is

this great jockey

you begged me

to hire?

Trying to lose


He gets fat

off me,

then I pay to lighten

his carcass.

I want that colt flying

by this weekend.

These are

my home grounds.

I intend to win

that race.

That's all.

Get that jockey

into condition.

Lousy weather.

Ahh... old and cold, Jess.

Old and cold.

I want you

to change

into something more feminine

before lunch.

We have guests.



I should have


Percentages, balance sheets,

and interest rates

make such fascinating


His son

will be there.

Good. Alistair should

liven things up a bit.

And when you're

running this place,

you'll be glad for these

business meetings, lady.

Me... run the place?

I thought I had to

snare somebody eligible

so he can run it,

or think he does.

Like I do, right?

And listen, Jess,

wear plenty of frills.

If we're going to keep

this place growing,

we're going to need

Mr. Patton and his loans.


G'day, Denny.

You have a rest,

old mate.

Time to teach one

of these youngsters

a thing or two, eh?

Well, this is

a first-class turnout.

Does you credit.

Thanks, Patton.

I was talking

to some others.

We're impressed.

We must see more of you.

I'll drink to that.

I can get

my own glass.

See to

Mr. Patton's glass.

Once the bank has

decided to back you...

and I'm sure

my directors will...

great things

are possible.

Well, I'm looking

forward to it.

If our ties extended

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Geoff Burrowes

Geoff Burrowes (born 1945) is an Australian filmmaker best known for the movie The Man from Snowy River (1982), the TV mini-series Anzacs (1985), and the Burrowes Film Group.He worked in television in the 1970s and also was press secretary to Moss Cass. He retired from filmmaking and is now a cattle farmer. more…

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