Ned Kelly (aka. The Kelly Brothers)
Directed by: Tony Richardson
Running Time: 99 min Color Date: 1970
The movie tells the story of Ned Kelly's life.
The Irish immigrant has lived in north-west Victoria all his life, but has never been very welcome by the authorities. The police always accuses him of everything they can think of and they keep harassing his family. When Kelly is fed up with the way everything goes, he forms a gang with his brother and two other men. They start robbing banks and even hijack an entire town for 3 days. All this violence leads to a man hunt organized by the police and when they kill three policemen, they are outlawed. Finally they take over a pub in Glenrowan, where they have a party with all the visitors, waiting for a train full of police to derail at a part of the track that they tore up. But the train is able to stop in time because someone warns them and what will follow is a battle on life and death between the police and the four gunmen...
Mick took the title role and contributed to the soundtrack on one song "Wild Colonial Boy".
|Ned Kelly soundtrack features music composed by Shel Silverstein and performed by Kris Kristofferson and Waylon Jennings|
There´s also a Dutch 7" single by Fotheringay which Trevor Lucas sings on this song about Australia's most famous outlaw