Caddie - Australian Movie Review Essay

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Caddie - Australian Movie Review

The movie Caddie stars Helen Morse as ‘Caddie' Marsh, a young woman in the depression,
Jackie Weaver, as Caddie's friend Leslie, Jack Thompson as Ted, and Takis Emmanuel as
Peter.

Caddie is set in the times of the Australian depression and was the first remotely successful Australian feature film.
It follows the story of a spirited woman and her experiences over seven life-shaping years
of her life. Through her eyes we see the effect of the depression on the average
Australians of the time.

The movie tells the story of a young Sydney woman during the years 1925 to 1932 in which
time she changes from a young suburban 25 year old matron and mother to a free-wheeling
woman of 32.

The film opens with Caddie learning that her husband is in love with her best friend,
Ester, and taking the only course she feels is open to her; she leaves him taking the
children with her. To earn enough money to keep her and the children, Caddie takes a job
as a barmaid, and soon learns the ropes with the help of fellow barmaid Josie.

One day Ted, the SP bookmaker comes into the pub. He names her Caddie after his brand new
Cadillac that, like her, he says has class and beauty.

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