WorldCat Identities

Rafferty, Chips 1909-1971

Overview
Works: 60 works in 154 publications in 1 language and 1,763 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Film and video adaptations  History 
Roles: Actor, Costume designer, Commentator, Interviewee, Producer, Director, Performer
Classifications: PN1995.9.A3, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Chips Rafferty
The sundowners by Fred Zinnemann( Visual )
2 editions published between 1960 and 2007 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A married couple in Australia find themselves at odds when the wife wants to settle down on a farm of their own, but the husband finds settling down more than his untethered spirit can bear
The wackiest ship in the army ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1960 and 2004 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During World War II, the Army recruits Navy officer Rip Crandall to command a battered old schooner for a top secret mission. Masquerading as a Japanese fishing boat, this nautical nightmare must smuggle a spy through the mine-infested waters of the South Pacific
Bush Christmas by Ralph Smart( Visual )
14 editions published between 1946 and 2012 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two children are heading home to Australia for Christmas. On their journey they encounter a group of thieves and they accidentally give them the information they need to steal their father's horses. The children then try to save the horses
Wake in fright ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of John Grant, a bonded teacher who arrives in the rough outback mining town of Bundanyabba, plans to stay overnight before catching the plane to Sydney, Australia. But, as his one night stretches to five, he plunges headlong toward his own destruction. When the alcohol-induced mist lifts, the educated John Grant is no more. Instead there is a self-loathing man in a desolate wasteland, dirty, red-eyed, sitting against a tree and looking at a rifle with one bullet left
Forty thousand horsemen ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1940 and 2014 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dramatises the exploits of the Australian Light Horse in Palestine during World War I
They're a weird mob by Nino Culotta( Visual )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
THEYR̉E A WEIRD MOB is about Sydney, Australia in 1965, a sprawling, growing city of three million people. And what people! Easy going, down-to-earth and hilariously funny. In truth, a very weird mob. Into the city and fresh off the boat comes innocent, Italian immigrant Nino Culotta who soon finds his promised sportwriter's job has vanished along with his bankrupt cousin and sponsor. A job as a builder's labourer comes his way and Nino quickly gets an education in how to be a fair dinkum Aussie, one of the "weird mob" with their outlandish language and strange ways. DVD
The Overlanders ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1946 and 2012 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1943, Australian cattle drovers save a thousand head of cattle from the threatened Japanese invasion, by driving them two thousand miles across country
The rats of Tobruk ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1944 and 2014 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The powerful story of three soldiers brought together by the fortunes of war, set against a backdrop of the legendary defence of the North African city of Tobruk by Australian Infantry Forces during World War II. The film is a tribute to the Australian fighting spirit
Smiley by Anthony Kimmins( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Smiley tells the lively tale of an imaginative young boy who lives in the small outback town of Murrumbilla. Smiley (Colin Petersen) is the quintessential Aussie larrikin lad on a mission and nothing or nobody is going to stand in his way. His father (Reg Lye) is often away droving cattle leaving overworked Mrs Greevins (Margaret Christensen) to regularly fret about her beloved little boy. Determined to buy himself a brand new bicycle, Smiley takes up a number of odd jobs in an effort to save up enough money. Despite all best intentions, Smiley lands himself in all manner of mischief along the way, getting involved unwittingly in some decidedly shady shenanigans"--Container
Eureka stockade ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It is 1853. From all over the world, men flock to Australia to dig for gold. this gold-fever is weakening the economic life of the young colony, as men rush away from the farms, the factories, and the shipyards to take their claim on the barren, sun-steeped earth. The miners bitterly resent the fact that they are treated as intruders and are constantly harried by police. The diggers riot and then four of them join together to protect themselves with a Diggers' Reform League, but the struggle to gain their rights is to prove a long and bitter one
Bitter springs by Ralph Smart( Visual )
6 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A sheep grazier acquires the rights to land in near-desert country adjacent to a reliable source of water. Unfortunately the water is needed by the Aboriginal people already living there, but the new settlers are not prepared to allow them to stay. Conflict soon occurs. A government official, who is somewhat sympathetic to the plight of the original inhabitants, but has to enforce stupid decisions from his superiors, has to come to the aid of the settlers. Finally some compromise is sorted out, where the Aboriginal people are employed to help raise the livestock
The Fighting rats of Tobruk ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It's World War II in North Africa and three rugged ranchers trade plows for guns and horses for tanks and are now the fighting rats of Tobruk
Smiley gets a gun ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Smiley desperately wants to own a rifle, but while trying to prove his reliability to a local policeman he is implicated in a gold robbery
The Australian story ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the midst of a years-long drought in 1910 Australia, a drunken rancher Michael McGuire (Finlay Currie) mistakes outlaw Richard Connor (Peter Lawford) as his long-lost son. Connor and his partner Gamble (Richard Boone) go along with the deception, convincing McGuire's daughter Dell (Maureen O'Hara) that they've arrived to help the old rancher save his cattle, when in fact they're planning a major swindle. The plan doesn't go as hitched when Connor falls in love with Dell
Kangaroo the Australian story by Lewis Milestone( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the midst of a years-long drought in 1910 Australia, a drunken rancher Michael McGuire (Finlay Currie) mistakes outlaw Richard Connor (Peter Lawford) as his long-lost son. Connor and his partner Gamble (Richard Boone) go along with the deception, convincing McGuire's daughter Dell (Maureen O'Hara) that they've arrived to help the old rancher save his cattle, when in fact they're planning a major swindle. The plan doesn't go as hitched when Connor falls in love with Dell"--Container
Double trouble ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elvis plays an American singer touring European discos. He gets involved with an American heiress whose evil uncle wants to kill her for the inheritance. Dashing through Europe, the pair run into spies, counterspies, jewel thieves and Belgian detectives. Includes nine songs
Outback ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young Englishman teaching in an outback school sets off to spend his summer vacation in Sydney but doesn't make it beyond the nearby mining town known as 'the Yabba'. He is engulfed by the slightly sinister mateship of the locals with its undertow of repressed sexuality and squalid violence. The excess of this alcoholic nightmare is held in check by rough humour
Eureka Stockade the overlanders ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eureka Stockade is a dramatisation of the miners' strike, led by Peter Lalor, on the goldfields of Ballarat in 1854. The Overlanders is a drama about a drover who, in 1943, saves a thousand head of cattle from the invading Japanese by moving them 2,000 miles across Australia
Walk into paradise ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ned "Sharkeye" Kelly, an Australian adventurer, has discovered oil in the wilds of Papua New Guinea. Patrol officer, Steve McAllister, is instructed by the local authorities to verify the discovery and lead an expedition to Paradise Valley, beyond the headwaters of the Sepik River. The party includes a United Nations doctor, Loise Dumarcet, and malaria-stricken crocodile hunter, Jeff Clayton. Tension arises when Louise is attacked by a witch doctor after taking blood samples from the tribal leader's sick children. She must find a way to save them otherwise the party will be massacred
The Sundowners by Warner Bros Pictures( Visual )
1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Leisurely paced drama about an itinerant Irish farm worker and his wife and son who want him to settle down. Filmed partly on locations ranging from the Snowy Mountains to desert country around Port Augusta
 
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Alternative Names
Goffage, John 1909-1971
Goffage, John William 1909-1971
Languages
English (114)
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