The Man from Snowy River

Synopsis: Jim Craig has lived his first 18 years in the mountains of Australia on his father's farm. The death of his father forces him to go to the low lands to earn enough money to get the farm back on its feet. Kirk Douglas plays two roles as twin brothers who haven't spoken for years, one of whom was Jim's father's best friend and the other of whom is the father of the girl he wants to marry. A 20 year old feud re-erupts, catching Jim and Jessica in the middle of it as Jim is accused of letting a prize stallion loose.
Director(s): George Miller
Production: 20th Century Fox Film Corporat
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
102 min

No matter which way I figure it,

naught and naught still equals naught.

How about we get Bess in foal?

Pick up some more brood mares?

What with?

If we're going to keep this place,

we're going to have to get a job,

out of the High Country.

Down on the flats?


Wouldn't be too bad,

we could hire out as a team.

Not as cooks.

Watch it.

Must be your music.

Alright, I'll see to it.

Hey, Bessie.

Whoa, Bessie.

Bess, whoa!

Steady, girl.


Steady, girl.

Whoa, there, girl.

I reckon the dingo set her off.

Not wild dogs...

..wild horses.

The old thoroughbred's mob.

It's years since

he's been this side of the ranges.

You're not going to shoot him?!

He's only going to cause us grief.

Run off our horses.

He's done it before.

But Dad.

There are some good horses there now.

They'd be worth a far bit.

Caught and broken, they might.

Well...we could do it.

Keep some for breeding, then we

wouldn't have to go and hire out.

Hold on. That horse has been running

free since the day you were born.

Craftiest animal I've ever seen.

Who better than a crafty mountain man to catch him.

You've got your mother's way

about you, haven't you?

We could build a holding hard,

up on the flats spur and drive them in.

No, I don't think so.

We'll yard them on Kelly's Track.

Come on! Get up!

Come on.

Whoa, there. Good boy.

Come on. Get up!

Good boy.

Looks like we're building a fort,

not a holding yard.

When we drop this across the track,

they'll never get out.


Jim, the gelding!


Are you OK?

I should've put a bullet in that stallion.

I'll get you down to Spurs' place.


The gelding's broken his leg.

We'll have to put him down.

Where's Bess?

She ran off with the brumbies.

Oh, Spur's not going to be

too happy about that.

..we had a lot of dreams.

A lot of good times, too.


``United in death,'' the minister said.


It's a nice thought, Spur.

It's a great comfort to widows and fools.

There's more to life than death, Jim.

Well, that's it, lad.

You can't stay up here.

But...this is my place now.

I own it!

Owning it's got nothing to do with it.

It's who can make a go of it up here

that counts.

I can look after myself!


What gives you the right to say...


You go down to the low country

and earn the right to live up here,

just like your father did.


They blame me for this.

It's a hard country.

It makes for hard men.


Come on.

I'll get the fire going.

Spur's wallaby stew!

Mmm. Spoken of

in hushed and reverent tones.

Dad was talking the other day of you

taking the harmonium up the mountain.

Uh, your mother's music box.

Your father and me

brought that up the mountain

with never a scratch on it.

She gave me this seat. Mmm.

Whoo! Figured I could use it more.

Mmm. How's that mare Bess?

See ran off with a brumby...

the old thoroughbreds mob.


The big black.


I remember that animal.

I'll get her back.


You'll walk in

and pluck her out of a thousand

square miles of wilderness.

I will, Spur.


I'll run down that mob

and fetch her back.

Sure, and on foot too!

Come on!

I've no notion of his breeding,

but he's a mountain horse...

and a good one.

He's yours!

I can't pay you for him!

He's not for sale.

Now, hold on, Spur...

Don't argue.

A man without a horse,

is like a man without a leg.

Thank you, Spur.

Now I'll get the mare back.

Forget the mare, you duffer.

Don't throw effort after foolishness.

For you, sir,

I could get down to two guineas.

Good luck with the colt.

Very kind of you.

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