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The Getting of Wisdom (1977)

Not Rated
101 min | Drama

Oscar-nominated director Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy, Tender Mercies) crafts a tender coming-of-age tale that introduces one of Australian literature's most beloved characters to the screen, Laura Tweedle Rambotham (Susannah Fowle).See moreOscar-nominated director Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy, Tender Mercies) crafts a tender coming-of-age tale that introduces one of Australian literature's most beloved characters to the screen, Laura Tweedle Rambotham (Susannah Fowle). Written by Anonymous See less
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Eleanor Witcombe (screenplay) | Henry Handel Richardson (from the novel by)
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William M. Anderson (as William Anderson)
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Updated Aug 25, 1977

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Aug 3, 1980 (United States)

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Julia Blake
Isabella Shepherd Isabella Shepherd   See fewer
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Dorothy Bradley
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Kay Eklund
Mrs. Rambotham Mrs. Rambotham   See fewer
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Max Fairchild
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Jan Friedl
Miss Snodgrass Miss Snodgrass   See fewer
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Diana Greentree
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Monica Maughan
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Candy Raymond
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Terence Donovan
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Kim Deacon
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Alix Longman
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Hilary Ryan
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Janet Shaw
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Sheila Helpmann
Mrs. Gurley Mrs. Gurley   See fewer
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Patricia Kennedy
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John Waters
Rev. Shepherd Rev. Shepherd   See fewer
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Barry Humphries
Rev. Strachey Rev. Strachey   See fewer
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Susannah Fowle
Laura Tweedle Rambotham Laura Tweedle Rambotham   See fewer
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Stephanie Blake
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Noni Hazlehurst
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Gerda Nicolson
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Edwina Wright
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6.6 / 10 | 357 votes