Starstruck: Body and Soul

Starstruck: Body and Soul
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Jackie (Jo Kennedy) returns home as a celebrity, having made the news as a tightrope walker, in a stunt set up by her cousin Angus (Ross O’Donovan). She entertains the bar at the Harbour View Hotel with a song, 'Body and Soul', accompanied by her new friends, a band called The Wombats. Their smitten guitarist Robbie (Ned Lander) dances on the bar with her.

Note the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Luna Park iconography in the pub decor. This song was one of the most popular on the soundtrack. The Harbour View Hotel was a real Sydney pub, and remains so in a spectacular location in The Rocks. Summary by Paul Byrnes.

This film was digitally restored and preserved as part of the NFSA Restores program.