'See death-defying abalone divers!' is an unusual selling point for a movie trailer, but it features in this full-length cinema trailer for The Intruders (also known as Skippy and The Intruders). The film was based on the TV series and released in Australia for the summer holidays in December 1969.
Directed by Lee Robinson, the movie starred Kevin Miles as a villain organising a search for sunken treasure while pretending to dive for abalone. The regular cast reprise their roles: Sonny and Clancy are kidnapped, and Sonny's father, brother and Jerry King search for them. Ultimately it is Skippy who comes to their rescue.
The film didn't match the success of the TV series at the box office, despite promising 'breakneck action and magnificent colour', at a time when the series was being broadcast in black-and-white.
Notes by Stephen Groenewegen and Adam Blackshaw