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Directed by  David Cahill
Written by  Richard Lane
Music by  Thomas Tycho
Budget  60,000 USD
Music director  Tommy Tycho
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Produced by  Peter Summerton
Based on  novel by Jon Cleary
Director  David Cahill
Screenplay  Richard Lane
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Starring  Ken Shorter Rowena Wallace
Initial release  16 January 1969 (Australia)
Cast  Rowena Wallace, Ken Shorter, Carmen Duncan, Slim De Grey, Judith Fisher
Similar  Dust in the Sun, Sidecar Racers, The Green Helmet, The Siege of Pinchgut, Nobody Runs Forever

You can t see round corners 1969

You Can't See 'round Corners is a 1969 Australian drama film directed by David Cahill. The film is a theatrical version of the TV show You Can't See 'Round Corners. Both were based on the novel by Jon Cleary updated to the Vietnam War.



Small-time bookie Frankie McCoy from Newtown, Sydney, is drafted during the Vietnam War. He loves his girlfriend Margie but is frustrated because she won't sleep with him before they are married. He goes through basic training at Kapooka, near Wagga Wagga but eventually deserts. Margie breaks up with him once she finds this out.

Frankie goes back to working as a bookie but suffers a series of losses. In order to cover these he robs an office, not realising the money he stolen consists of marked bills. He visits a Kings Cross night club, meeting a girl, Myra, who he sleeps with and gives some of the stolen money. Both the military and regular police start to close in on Frankie, and he discovers that the bills were marked. He goes back to Myra to retrieve the money. They get in an argument and he winds up accidentally killing her. He contacts Margie but is chased after by some of the men he owes money to and winds up running in front of a moving car and being killed.


  • Ken Shorter as Frankie McCoy
  • Lyndall Barbour as Mrs. McCoy
  • Rowena Wallace as Margie Harris
  • Judith Fisher as Peg Clancy
  • Carmen Duncan as Myra Neilson
  • Slim DeGrey as Mick Patterson
  • Max Cullen as Peeper
  • Kevin Leslie as Ken
  • Goff Vockler as Barney
  • Lou Vernon as Nugget
  • John Armstrong as Jack Kelly
  • Peter Aanensen as Sgt Quinn
  • Max Phipps as Keith Grayson
  • Vincent Gil as Lennie Ryan
  • Henri Szeps as Peter
  • Marion Johns as Mrs Harris
  • John Barnes as Mr Harris
  • Garry McDonald
  • The Atlantics
  • Production

    The film was shot in mid 1967, financed by the Seven Network. It used the same cast, crew and sets as the TV series. Very little of it was shot on location. It was a co-production between ATN 7 and Universal.

    The film features appearances by a young Kate Fitzpatrick and Garry McDonald with hair.


    The film was the 19th most popular movie at the Australian box office in 1969.


    You Can't See 'round Corners Wikipedia

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