1972 British comedy film.



This light-hearted, marvellously enjoyable family comedy-drama stars Harry Secombe as a Welsh schoolteacher and choirmaster who emigrates to Australia to 'teach in the sun' - but finds reality falls somewhat short of the blissful image on the recruiting poster.

Filmed in central New South Wales, directed by TV comedy stalwart James Gilbert and co-starring multi-award-winning Australian actor John Meillon and veteran British character player Derek Nimmo, among others, Sunstruck is presented in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.

Anticipating a Bondi Beach lifestyle, Stanley Evans arrives in Kookaburra Springs to find a town with two buildings: an old pub and the ramshackle schoolhouse. Despite the fact that the kids do everything in their power to get rid of him - no schoolmaster means no school! - Stanley stays, and eventually finds a way to win them over...

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First released: Monday 4th August 2014

  • Distributor: Network
  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 1
  • Catalogue: 7954175

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