The True Story of Eskimo Nell

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The True Story of Eskimo Nell (1975, AUS) is a Comedy film directed by Richard Franklin


Main Details

  • Released in 1975
  • Colour
  • Running time: 103 minutes
  • Directed by Richard Franklin
  • Written by Richard Franklin, Alan Hopgood
  • Starring Max Gillies, Serge Lazareff, Abigail
  • Produced by Richard Franklin, Ronald Banneth
  • Music by Brian May
  • Cinematography by Vincent Morton
  • Film Editing by Andrew London

Plot Summary

  • The film's unlikely protagonist is a mild-mannered window peeper named Dead-Eye Dick (Max Gillies). Dick spies on a Mexican couple. The husband is very jealous and is about to discover that his wife has a lover when Dick rescues the lover, whose moniker is Mexico Pete (Serge Lazareff). The worldly Pete counsels the shy Dick on his problems approaching women. Dick claims that he is waiting for an Alaskan Eskimo named Nell. Pete and Dick decide to travel to Alaska to find this fantasy woman, and they have several wacky misadventures along the way.

Also Known As

  • Dick Down Under (UK)


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