About the film
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Poor Man's Orange
Release Date: September 14, 1987
|Slogan||:||«The sequel to The Harp in the South.»|
|Production Companies||:||Quantum Films, Anthony Buckley Productions|
|Writers||:||Ruth Park, George Whaley|
Like its predecessor The Harp In The South, Poor Man's Orange was also adapted for Australian television by the Ten Network in 1987. It continues the story of the Darcy family, living in the Surry Hills area of Sydney. Originally a novel by New Zealand-born Australian author Ruth Park, the book was published in 1949. The Darcys a poor, working class family of tough Irish stock - Mumma (Anne Phelan), dad Hughie (Martyn Sanderson), Roie (Anna Hruby) and the younger daughter Dolour (Kaarin Fairfax), through whose eyes we hear their story.