Fatty Finn (Maurice Murphy, 1980) prod. Brian Rosen for Children's Film Corporation, wr. Bob Ellis, Chris McGill, dp John Seale, music Grahame Bond, Rory O'Donohue, design Lissa Coote; Bert Newton, Noni Hazlehurst, Gerard Kennedy; children's; based on the character of Fatty Finn, as created by cartoonist, Syd Nicholls (1896-1977); Fatty Finn is the only comic character in Australia to have inspired two films: cf. The Kid Stakes; Eastman colour, 35mm, 90 min.
It is significant as the first feature on which John Seale worked as director of photography ... larger than life: colours are bright, costumes are fanciful, and the acting the adults is deliberately broad ... The director, Maurice Murphy (b. 1939), had previously worked on such television comedy staples as The Aunty Jack Show and The Norman Gunston Show. David Stratton: 343.
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