Till There Was You is a 1990 Australian film, written by Michael Thomas and directed by John Seale. Cast members included Mark Harmon, Martin Garner, Gregory T. Daniel, and Deborah Kara Unger. The film was shot on location in the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu.
The film's title is taken from the song "Till There Was You", written by Meredith Willson for his 1957 musical play The Music Man. Australian pop singer Kate Ceberano performed the song on the movie's soundtrack.
Frank Flynn is summonsed from New York City to Vanuatu by his brother Charlie . He arrives only to find Charlie dead, and becomes involved with his late brother's partner, Viv, and Viv's unhappy wife, Anna.Mark Harmon as Frank Flynn
Jeroen Krabbe as Robert 'Viv' Vivaldi
Deborah Unger as Anna Vivaldi
Martin Garner as Mr. Jimmy
Gregory T. Daniel as Trumpet Player (as Gregory Daniel)
Terry Davis as Joanna
Pamela Kalsal as Stewardess
Shane Briant as Rex
Lech Mackiewicz as Muzza
Ivan Kesa as Snowy
Ritchie Singer as Robbo
Jeff Truman as Nobby
According to producer Jim McElroy, the aim of the movie was to make an adventure film in the style of Elephant Walk (1954) or To Have and Have Not (1944). It marked the directorial debut of highly regarded cinematographer John Seale. Dennis Quaid was originally rumoured to play the lead.
Half the budget was provided by the FFC, whose contribution amounted to $6,326,711.
The film was shot from 6 November 1989 to 19 January 1990.