| Adventure, Comedy, Romance
An Italian sports journalist arrives in Australia but finds no work. The only employment he can find is as a builder's labourer. At first, he cannot comprehend the culture, but eventually he finds mateship and romance.
The score of the film includes some music composed by Mikis Theodorakis for an earlier Michael Powell film, "Ill Met By Moonlight" (1957).
You look a bit la-di-da to me for this kind of game. Where do you come from?
Nino Culotta: Italy.
Pat: You don't look like an Eyetie to me. More like a Jerry.
Nino Culotta: What is a Jerry please?
Pat: A Hun. A German. Or something that goes under a bed. Eyeties are not much better.
Nino Culotta: Do you ...