Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Man from Snowy River, The
Mr. Harrison. Spur and Mr. Harrison are identical twins.
"He's not a lad anymore brother, he's a man.". Throughout the entire movie, Jim is trying to prove that he is a man, so that he can live up in the mountains.
Over 20. 20 is an old age for most horses.
They share the same mother. The Stallion was Old Regret's first foal, and The Colt was Old Regret's last foal.
black. The Colt looks very much like The Stallion.
Jessica's Theme. Jessica plays her theme on the piano. It is a difficult piece to master.
Old Regret. Old Regret was a famous racing horse, and her foals were worth thousands.
The Stallion. The Stallion leads the herd of brumbies that are "impossible" to catch.
he died. His father was hit by some logs that their gelding was carrying. His son was leading the gelding and let go to stop his horse from running away. So technically, it was His son's fault.
Jim Craig. Jim grew up in the mountains.
|Visiting Spur at his mountain home is one of the legendary local horsemen. What is the name of this character, played by Australian actor Jack Thompson?||"The Man From Snowy River" (Part I)
Clancy. Clancy has apparently had a long-term business relationship with Harrison, but has always resisted the notion of settling down. His dream is to tame the wild country of Western Australia. Clancy is an old mate of Henry Craig and Spur, and is perfectly willing to 'settle down' to a taste of Spur's infamous wallaby stew.
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|After Jim's initial return to the low country, the scene shifts to Spur who is nestled in his mountain home. By what means has Spur attempted to make his fortune over the past 20 years?||"The Man From Snowy River" (Part I)
Gold mining. Spur and Henry Craig were long-time partners in a gold mine that has yielded very little over a long period of time. Spur obviously resents the mine that has provided him so little return, and characterizes the earthen hole as a 'harlot'.
Andrew Paterson. Andrew Paterson witnesses Jim Craig's great skill when the young colt Harrison has purchased is spooked by a barking dog. After Jim takes control of the horse, calming it down, Paterson praises Jim and thanks him on behalf of Harrison. Jim responds by asking Paterson for help in finding a job, and Paterson obliges by offering to write Jim a letter of recommendation.
Paterson, whose nickname is Banjo, is named for the poet who created the basic story upon which this film is based.
|Now in the low country, Jim is in search of a new job and a different kind of lifestyle. In the nearby town, he encounters one of the wealthiest men in entire vicinity, namely a certain Mr. Harrison. Jim learns that Harrison has paid 1,000 pounds for a single horse, a colt sired by which legendary local horse?||"The Man From Snowy River" (Part I)
Old Regret. Old Regret happened to be the sire of the stallion that leads the pack of brumbies that caused the death of Henry Craig (and the loss of Old Bess). The colt that Harrison paid 1,000 pounds for is the last sired by the legendary Old Regret.
|Attending the funeral is Jim's father's oldest friend and business partner, namely Spur. Which popular American film actor portrays Spur in this movie?||"The Man From Snowy River" (Part I)
Kirk Douglas. Spur and Henry Craig apparently have been friends and partners for 20 years. Spur is very generous with young Jim, providing the young lad with a horse after the two Craig horses were lost (Old Bess to the Brumbies and their gelding to injury).
|Tragically, Jim's father dies in a horrible accident that occurs when the mob of horses disturbs their work. Is it true that, after the funeral, Jim decides his best choice at this point will be to move to the low country to earn his keep?||"The Man From Snowy River" (Part I)
No. Jim wants to stay in the high country, but the other mountain men who attend his father's funeral will not allow him to remain at his family property. They suggest that Jim will have to earn the right to live on his family property.
Brumbies. The term 'brumby' is used to describe a wild, unbroken horse in Australia. This particular pack of brumbies is led by a stallion that has played quite a role in the lives of several of the characters in this film.
|Towards the beginning of the film, the Craig men are concerned about their old mare who becomes frightened at the nearby crossing of a mob of horses. What is this mare's name?||"The Man From Snowy River" (Part I)
Bess. Old Bess becomes riled when the horse mob crosses the Craig property. Later, when Jim and Henry begin work on a corral in which they plan to capture the mob of horses, Bess runs off with the mob.
|Living with his father is young Jim Craig, an optimistic and hard-working young man who has big dreams about the future. What is the name of the actor who portrays Jim?||"The Man From Snowy River" (Part I)
Tom Burlinson. Tom Burlinson is actually a Canadian-born actor (to English parents) who grew up in both Canada and the United States. Eventually, the family made its home in Australia. Burlinson has also appeared in such films as 'Phar Lap' and 'Windrider'. He also made a return appearance as Jim Craig in the film sequel 'Return to Snowy River'.
|The film opens at the mountain home of the Craigs, a father and son who make a go of it in the rough terrain of the Snowy Mountains. What is the father's given name? ||"The Man From Snowy River" (Part I)
Henry. Henry Craig is played by Australian actor Terence Donovan, who has appeared in a number of popular television series, including 'Neighbors', during the early half of the 1990s.
Beef. In fact, Spur feeds Jessica some of the prime beef that her father raises. Jessica is happily amused by this, especially when she inquires about the 'H' brand on the cattle leg and is told by Spur that it stands for 'homeless'.
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|Jessica meets her Uncle Spur for the first time in the middle of the film. What item does Spur have in his home that initially connects him with Jessica's mother?||'The Man From Snowy River' (Part II)
A photo. Much to Jessica's surprise, Spur has a photo of her mother in his home. Jessica soon learns that Spur and her mother had very friendly feelings towards each other before Jessica was born.
|Jessica and her father have a falling out after he insists that she go to a women's college. She decides to run away from the Harrison ranch, but soon finds herself in grave danger when she slips down a cliff face onto a ledge. Who locates Jessica along this ledge and saves her?||'The Man From Snowy River' (Part II)
Jim. Of course, Jim, her knight in shining armor, comes to her rescue. Jessica's horse Kip has not survived the severe storm that raged the night before. Happily, Jessica is safe and healthy, however. Jim and Jessica really start to fall in love after he rescues her from the cliff.
Yes. Harrison notices several strange things about his colt, specifically a bruise on the foreleg, black soil from the bottom paddock in the hooves and a girth mark around the horse's belly. When Harrison confronts Jessica about this, she feigns ignorance, with Rosemary attempting to deflect Harrison's attention. Soon enough, Jessica owns up to her part in the situation, and she adds Jim's name. Harrison decides to let Jim go after he returns from gathering up the remaining loose strays from the muster.
|Stuck at the Harrison ranch, Jim makes the best of it. Working in the house as a quasi-butler, he brings tea to Jessica and Rosemary. During this scene, Jessica plays music by which composer on her piano?||'The Man From Snowy River' (Part II)
Beethoven. Specifically, Jessica plays 'Fur Elise', though the quality of her playing is such that her Aunt Rosemary describes it thus: 'Jessica, you're attacking that piece with all the sentitivity of a road mender.' Her playing improves after Jim makes a brief visit for tea.
|The men are called together for a muster, but Jim is not included in the 'round-up'. What is the name of the man, in charge of the personnel at the Harrison ranch, who gives Jim this bad news?||'The Man From Snowy River' (Part II)
Kane. Kane informs Jim that he will not be joining the rest of the men for this muster. The young lad is upset, but understands why he is being left behind. Harrison wants a dependable man to remain at the ranch to look after the 'women-folk'.
|At the dinner table, Mr. Harrison dines with his daughter Jessica, his friends Clancy and Peterson, and a woman to whom he is related named Rosemary. What is her relationship to Harrison?||'The Man From Snowy River' (Part II)
Sister-in-law. Rosemary is the sister of Matilda, the mother of Jessica. Unhappily, Matilda died while Jessica was still a baby, but Rosemary has remained with the Harrisons, living in their ranch home. Rosemary is a headstrong woman who teaches Jessica the elemental concepts of feminism, much to the consternation of her father.
Cows. Harrison is an American who transplanted himself to Australia, along with his brother Spur, in order to make his fortune. Luckily for Harrison, he was able to make it big in the cattle business. He and his brother Spur are both portrayed by Kirk Douglas in this film.
|Jim Craig is now working on the Harrison ranch, cleaning the stables and helping take care of the horses among other odd jobs. Jim has his first friendly encounter with Mr. Harrison's beautiful young daughter in the horses' stables. What skill does Jim display to Jessica during this brief encounter?||'The Man From Snowy River' (Part II)
How to tie a knot. While Jessica struggles with a rope that she hopes to place around her horse Kip's neck, Jim easily forms a knot of his own and gently works his rope around the horse's head and neck. Jessica is suitably impressed, but this happy encounter is soon broken up when Mr. Harrison arrives.