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Wind from the Icy Country

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Wind from the Icy Country
Based onplay by Robert Amos
Directed byPatrick Barton
Country of originAustralia
Original languageEnglish
Production
Running time65 mins
Production companyABC
Release
Original release19 August 1964 (1964-08-19) (Melbourne)[1]
30 September 1964 (1964-09-30)[2]
16 September 1964 (1964-09-16) (Brisbane)[3]

Wind from the Icy Country is a 1964 Australian television play directed by Patrick Barton and starring Norman Kaye.[4]

Premise

A German engineer, Ehrbar, who worked in China during the war encounters a Jewish doctor in an isolated Chinese mountain village in Paoshan, in the northwest. Ehrbar breaks down in a car with his companion, Ella, who is fleeing an unhappy marriage.

Cast

  • Brian James as Rachmann
  • Norman Kaye as Ehrbar
  • Patsy King as Ella
  • Kurt Ludescher as Captain Kang
  • Neil Curnow as lt Mah
  • Dawn Klinberg
  • Roly Barlee
  • Ray Angel
  • Joseph Szabo
  • Douglas Kelly
  • Clen Farmer
  • Blaise Anthony

Production

Robert Amos adapted his radio play. Amos described the story as a drama on conscience in the style of Kafka.[5]

Reception

The TV critic for The Sydney Morning Herald thought that it proved that "when a play is completely focused on the working out of intense human conflicts at close range, television proves to be an excellent medium... Brian James made the doctor into a tragic and moving figure consumed by the torture of past experience."[6]

References

  1. ^ "TV Guide". The Age. 13 August 1964. p. 35.
  2. ^ "WEDNESDAY". The Canberra Times. Vol. 39, no. 10, 962. Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 28 September 1964. p. 18. Retrieved 19 February 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ "Man on the RUn". TV Times. 9 September 1964. p. 15.
  4. ^ Vagg, Stephen (18 February 2019). "60 Australian TV Plays of the 1950s & '60s". Filmink.
  5. ^ "Drama of Conscience Leaves it to the Viewers". The Age. 13 August 1964. p. 26.
  6. ^ "Play from Melbourne". Sydney Morning Herald. 1 October 1964. p. 8.

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