Shirley Thompson versus the Aliens

Shirley Thompson versus the Aliens (Jim Sharman, 1972) prod. Jim Sharman, colour, 16 mm, 104 min., Kolossal Pictures, wr. Helmut Bakaitis & Jim Sharman, dp David Sanderson; Helmut Bakaitis, June Collis, Tim Elliott, Kate Fitzpatrick, Ron Haddrick, Jane Harders, Alexander Hay, Max Hess, John Ivkovitch, Phil Kitamura, Marion Johns, John Llewellyn, Sue Moir, Marie Nicholas, Candy Raymond, Julie Rodgers, Georgina West; rock tale, 1950s, girl visiting Luna Park Sydney hears from aliens

Having seen Shirley Thompson versus the Aliens (Jim Sharman, 1972) at last, I can see both why it’s so hard to get hold of, and why it’s so little written about: it’s rubbish. It’s OK for me to say that: I’m sure Jim knows it too.

Dubbed by its director as a 'psychological thriller cum 50s rock musical/science fiction/fantasy movie...the only A-grade B-movie loathed by underground, art-house and commercial managements alike', Shirley Thompson Versus The Aliens was the story of a 'widgie' in the 1950s in Sydney who is visited by aliens from outer space. Pike & Cooper: 263.


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