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

Under the sign of Capricorn

palanca (CST) - Portuguese Portugal

In 1770 the master

Cook discovered Australia.

capital of New South Wales,

... emerged over 4 million

km2 of land unknown.

The colony exported raw materials.

A material matter


Many convicted unjustly.

But settlers would

a large area.

In 1831 the Crown of England

had sent a governor...

... to govern the colony.

So begins our story.

Present arms!

As a representative of his majesty,

... the King Guillermo,

... acted fast for your interest...

... for the welfare...

... and progress of their community.

I know little of you e. ..

... you little about me.

Many do not have good


I have the honor of

I turn to Charles Adare?

- Yes, who are you?

-Potter, Cedric Potter.

I am the director of the Bank

New South Wales

They told us to come

with the entourage of the governor.

Will be grateful to the

we can for you.


- Strange place for business.

- None.

Possibly unconventional,

but act quickly.

No doubt.

I had customers walking in January

in June and drinking champagne.

- You will see amazing changes.

- Insurance.

Give me some time before

to talk business.

See you tomorrow.

-You will be in the governor's house?

- Yes

-It 's cousin of his excellence?

- Yes

An interesting relationship.

- I hope to see again.

-Tomorrow at 11?


Is ending.

Should I meet with him.

Gentlemen, I have

more than they say.

Only that they appreciate

its receipt.

Viva the governor!

Viva the governor!

- Were not very effusive.

- Is the climate.

Wellington said that no matter

the shouting before the battles.

We do not know what to expect.



-Have commercial experience?

- None.

I am the lowest of three

children of a noble Irish...

... of little fortune.

Should learn to shoot and ride.

But I am short

I hate the sight and horses.

- Poor thing.

- Poor.


Mr. Flusky want to see.

To wait a few minutes.

I am the cousin of the governor.

Flusky, is a curious name.

Reminds something.

Who is Flusky?

One of our

prominent citizens.

Has great properties.

Has invested

very profitable.

A financial genius. The best

mare of the territory is his.

Works like a slave,

with hardness.

Where to hear that name?

What is the secret

to become rich?

Working very much, Mr. Adare.

Ask the others,

the Flusky.

How it started?

Long story.

We are not accustomed to speak of


... of notable citizens.

An ex-con.

An emancipated?

Yes, an emancipated.

Condemned him for stealing

a bank or murder?

Do not speak of

affairs in Sydney.

The past of a man

it is something.

Here only to the

present and future.

That does not learn


When it stumbles in the past.

May submit to him?

- If you want to.

- I will be cautious.

Among Mr. Flusky!

Come here.

Presenting the Charles Adare.

Cousin of the governor.

- Came to Sydney to fortune.


Very pleased.

I told you that is not

fortune as fleas in a blanket.

Yeah, I said.

I never saw a flea.

Are difficult to capture?

It depends on how fast it is.

In my country the flea

are famous for their agility.

-What is your country?

- Ireland, the west of Ireland.


-As it is called?

- Adare.


So either make a fortune.

It is not the only one.

With that account to start?

With nothing to Impress

Mr Potter.

Of the Adare Killale?

My father is Lord Killale.

You know?

give me time to think...

... and help you.

-If you come tomorrow...

The take-.

If you come with me

right you a few things.

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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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