Proud but practical, Caddie (Helen Morse) must work as a barmaid in Depression-era Australia to raise her two children.
This screening introduced by costume designer Judith Dorsman (Caddie, The Picture Show Man, Picnic at Hanging Rock), followed by discussion on designing for the screen.
'Caddie can be seen as part of the loose trilogy of genteel historical films of the 1970s that deal with women freeing themselves – the others being The Getting of Wisdom (1977) and My Brilliant Career (1979), although Caddie is the only one with an urban setting and mostly working-class characters. Helen Morse won the AFI award for best actress for her performance.' - Paul Byrnes, australianscreen
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Jeff Nield was on-set stills photographer during the production of Donald Crombie’s Caddie (1976) and an image of Helen Morse in character as Caddie features in the exhibition Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery, 10 November 2017 to 4 March 2018.