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Yes, collectors are still revisiting, and sharing, some of their favourite old films Here are some links to films from the old days to more recent. Some of them are only available for a short time, so get in quick to your favourite category:



The Kidnappers 1953

The End10 months ago

I have been looking for old movies and happened to come across this site. I have never enjoyed anything as much. These are movies that were made with a wholesome, down to earth quality. Today’s movies are all filled with anger, war, and subjects that make you feel worse than you did before watching them. The older movies gives you a glimpse of how life should be. This particular one was so warm and genuine. The boys are adorable!”



Take Me to Town (1953)

“Take Me to Town is one of the most likeable westerns of the 1950s. On the lam from the police, saloon-gal Vermilion O’Toole (Anne Sheridan) takes refuge in a logging community. Here she meets the three precocious children of preacher-timberman Will Hall (Sterling Hayden), whereupon the kids decide that Vermilion would make a perfect bride for their widowed father.



Grizzly Falls – Full Movie starring Richard Harris

“Full-length family/adventure movie. When a young boy is captured by a grizzly bear, he begins the most incredible journey of a lifetime, full of breathtaking excitement, harrowing danger and thrilling surprises. Director: Stewart Raffill Starring: Richard Harris (Harry Potter), Bryan Brown (Cocktail), Daniel Clark (Juno), Marnie McPhail (Star Trek: First Contact).”


The Shiralee (Part 1) Bryan Brown, Noni Hazlehurst, Rebecca Smart  as ‘Buster’,

Macauley is a swagman on the road in the 1940s looking for work. He’s a laid back, laconic sort of bloke but when he gets landed with his daughter after his drunken play-girl wife in Adelaide makes him face up to what she believes are his responsibilities, neither he nor his daughter are ready for each other. But in the beginning he’s all she’s got, and at the end, she’s all he’s got. The Shiralee is a 1987 Australian television film directed by George Ogilvie, based on the novel of the same name by D’Arcy Niland. It was originally filmed as a mini series and was shot in Adelaide and Quorn, South Australia


The Shiralee (Part 2)




Heidi – The Feature Film

This feature film stays true to the spirit of the popular “Heidi” fables. Little orphan girl Heidi spends her childhood happily with her Grandfather in the Swiss mountains. But when taken to live in the city with a wealthy family, she needs to adapt to this situation.

This feature film stays true to the spirit of the popular „Heidi” fables. Little orphan girl Heidi spends her childhood happily with her Grandfather in the Swiss mountains. But when taken to live in the city with a wealthy family, she needs to adapt to this situation.



Totally Spies! The Movie

“Having just enrolled at Beverly Hills High School, Sam, Clover and Alex are recruited by WOOHPan ultra secret organisations international spies. The prequel to the animated action”


Mia and me – The Golden Son – Season 1

“Enjoy the World of Mia and the amazing UNICORNS”



The Man Who Cheated Himself (1950) FILM NOIR

“Movie Class by PizzaFLIX: Lee J. Cobb (1911-1976)  had an illustrious film career that spanned three decades and he won an Oscar for his role as John Friendly in ON THE WATERFRONT(1954).”

“Stars: Lee J. Cobb, Jane Wyatt, John Dall

Director: Felix E. Feist

When a two-timing socialite shoots her husband to death, she convinces her lover, a homicide Lieutenant, to cover up the crime. The crooked cop is assigned the case, but so is his younger brother, an eager detective out to uncover the truth!”


Anthony Quinn – The Naked Street (1955) Farley Granger, Anne Bancroft

“Film noir directed by Maxwell Shane. In order to save his sister Rosalie (Anne Bancroft) from social embarrassment, crime lord Phil Regal (Anthony Quinn) gets the father of her unborn baby, condemned murderer Nicky Bradna (Farley Granger) paroled so he can marry her.”


Shield For Murder (1954)

“Exciting film noir crime drama  starring Edmond O’Brien as Lieutenant Barney Nolan a corrupt police detective who has been a cop for 16 years. John Agar is very impressive as Sgt. Brewster,  “Barney’s” pal and one time protege.”



Ron Howard’s SKYWARD with Bette Davis – TV 1980

“An old stunt pilot (Bette Davis) and an airport watchman (Howard Hesseman) help a paraplegic girl (Suzy Gilstrap) learn to fly. 7.9/10 · IMDb



Byron Bay – NSW

Many have seen the sunrise, but how many have seen the moon rise? This video was filmed at Byron Bay Lighthouse in the far north of New South Wales in Australia, the most eastern point of the continent. Due to its unique geographic location, viewing and photographing is only possible on site. Enjoy the moonrise for over three minutes to the music of the uplifting and nostalgic ‘Halleluiah’.

From Russell Sharman



Breaker Morant 1980 REMASTERED-FULL MOVIE 1080p+ ENG SUBS

Edward Woodward, Bryan Brown, Jack Thompson

“Three Australian lieutenants are court martialled for executing prisoners as a way of deflecting attention from war crimes committed by their superior officers.”



The Wild Geese , Richard Burton, Roger Moore, Richard Harris, Hardy Kruger, and Stewart Granger as Matherson

“One of the best mercenary-oriented and best action movies!”



The Day After


  • Nov 7, 2015

“The Day After is an American television film that first aired on November 20, 1983, on the ABC television network. It was seen by more than 100 million people during its initial broadcast[1] is currently the highest-rated television film in history.[2]

The film postulates a fictional war between NATO forces and the Warsaw Pact that rapidly escalates into a full-scale nuclear exchange between the United States and the Soviet Union. However, the action itself focuses on the residents of Lawrence, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri, as well as several family farms situated near nuclear missile silos.

The cast includes JoBeth Williams, Steve Guttenberg, John Cullum, Jason Robards, and John Lithgow. The film was written by Edward Hume, produced by Robert Papazian, and directed by Nicholas Meyer.”



The World At War 1973(World War II Documentary) 01.A New Germany (1933–1939)

1 . “A New Germany (1933-1939)” 31 October 1973 The rebirth of Germany and growth in power of the Nazi Party leading up to the outbreak of war. Interviewees include Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist-Schmenzin, Werner Pusch and Christabel Bielenberg. Program chronicles the draconian measures taken by Adolf Hitler to become absolute dictator of Germany and begin his domination of Europe.


2 “Distant War (September 1939 – May 1940)” 7 November 1973 The invasions of Poland, the Winter War, the sinking of the Graf Spee, the “phony war” and failure in Norway and the elevation of Winston Churchill to Prime Minister. Interviewees include Lord Boothby, Lord Butler, Admiral Charles Woodhouse, Sir Martin Lindsay and Sir John “Jock” Colville.



Hitler’s SS: Portrait in Evil (1985) BILL NIGHY

“Movie Class by PizzaFLIX: This American production by Edgar J. Scherick Associates and Metromedia Producers Corporation was first broadcast on network television as a two-part miniseries and later released in edited form for the home video market. The outstanding cast also includes José Ferrer, Carroll Baker, and Tony Randall.

Stars: Bill Nighy, John Shea, Lucy Gutteridge Director: Jim Goddard The story of Helmut and Karl Hoffmann. Both come of age at the start of Hitler’s power in Germany. Helmut joins the SS and eventually becomes a successful flag rank officer. Karl joins the SA and experiences the darker side of Nazism after the SA is disbanded and Karl is thrown into prison and later conscripted into the German army. Brother is pitted against brother until their relationship, and the Third Reich stands in ruins.”



Morituri (1965) Marlon Brando, Yul Brynner, Janet Margolin, Trevor Howard

“Japan, 1942. Mueller (Yul Brynner), a captain of the Nazi navy, is annoyed at being forced to accept a crew composed partly of criminals. Meanwhile the mission is urgent, as part of the shipment is seven thousand tons of pure rubber, which will fit German troops in Europe. Robert Crain (Marlon Brando), a German deserter living in India, is blackmailed by Statter (Trevor Howard), a Colonel of the English Intelligence Service, who wants Crain to board this same ship by posing as a Gestapo SS, for this shipment is also important to the Allies. Crain’s function is to deactivate all explosives, which will cause the ship to sink when the captain senses that his cargo will be captured by the enemy.”





Robin Cook’s Terminal (1996) – Medical Thriller HD

Doug Savant, Nia Peeples, Michael Ironside, Roy Thinnes, Jenny O’Hara, Khandi Alexander, Gregg Henry, Richard Riehle…

“A hospital in desperate need of funding suddenly announces a medical breakthrough but beneath the PR spin lies an unsettling truth.”



Sins of the Father (1985) James Coburn – Legal Drama HD

“A young law student is pressured by her new boss to abandon all ethics in order to get ahead in the industry.”



Patterns (1956) ROD SERLING

Writer: Rod Serling Stars: Van Heflin, Everett Sloane, Ed Begley

“Director: Fielder Cook In Rod Serling’s tale of corporate greed, when a young man is recruited onto the board of a high-powered corporation, he finds his ethics at odds with his ambition. Watch for an unbilled Lauren Bacall in a lobby scene.”




abc iview Operation Buffalo

A captivating drama, set in Maralinga, South Australia, at the height of the Cold War. At a remote army base carrying out British nuclear testing, paranoia runs rife and nuclear bombs are not the only things being tested, as loyalty, love, and betrayal are pitted against each other.


Ewen Leslie, Jessica de Gouw, James Cromwell, Shaka Cook




Home (BBC film of J. G. Ballard’s The Enormous Space)

“An adaptation of JG Ballard’s “The Enormous Space,” written and directed by Richard Curson Smith, with Antony Sher. A disturbing, darkly comic tale of a man who attempts to sever all contact with the outside world, by simply staying at home. As Gerald Ballantyne rids himself of the surface clutter in his life he is lead to a startling discovery; a mystery about the house begins to reveal itself, though possibly only in his fevered mind. The changes begin to obsess and take control of Ballantyne, bring his experiment to a chilling climax.”



Short Films

Brotherhood | Oscar Nominated Short Film by Meryam Joobeur

“One of the most acclaimed shorts of recent memory—a 2020 Oscar nominee, and a Shorts Award Winner. Mohamed is a shepherd in rural Tunisia with his wife and two young sons. Their world is shaken when the oldest son returns after a long journey with a mysterious woman he says is his wife. A selection of Short of the Week, the web’s leading curators of quality short films.”



Breathe – Beautiful 1 minute Short Film.

“A heartwarming short film designed for instagram about the pain in loss yet the beauty in a memory. Starring Lara Lemon and Paul Orchard. Written and Directed by Tom Ruddock. Produced by View35 Films DOP Yannick Hausler Music and Vocals by Rachelle Ruddock Year of Production: 2018 Shot on 16mm Film Bolex and Red”



DIFFERENT | Award Winning Short Film by Tahneek Rahman

“A deaf girl comes across a boy who is paralyzed from the waist-down, but neither of them know about each other’s differences. Writer/Director:

Winner for “Best of Show” and “Audience Choice” at the Reel Short Teen Film Festival in Orlando, Florida at the Enzian Theater (March 4, 2017). Official Selection for the All American High School Film Festival in New York (July 30, 2017). Official Selection for the 26th Annual Brouhaha Film & Video Showcase (October 27, 2017). Submitted to New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Pratt Institute, Ringling College of Art & Design, and University of Central Florida’s School of Visual Arts & Design.”



– (QESP Editor’s Note: If anyone has a favourite old film to share, send the link to me at . Thanks, Ted )




 Hallelujah Parody – Letter to the NRA | Don Caron



Cats and Dogs – Annoying Siblings



Gangsta Cats Video Compilation 2016 | The Pet Collective



ABC kiddie favourite Bluey gets caught in a ‘racism’ storm

The New Daily

Aug 19, 2020

The ABC has pulled two episodes of its children’s TV favourite Bluey amid allegations of racism.

The broadcaster said a viewer had complained about an episode of the animated hit that used the term “ooga booga” – a term the complaint said had “racial connotations and a problematic history for Indigenous Australians”.

The words were also repeated in another episode of the show.




The disgrace of aged care is a national flaw – the failure to plan

John Hewson, Columnist and former Liberal opposition leader

August 13, 2020

“Since 2002 Australia has had four intergenerational reports claiming to take a 40-year view of our challenges – our rapidly ageing population included. They have come to precious little. There’s been minimal impact on annual budgets. They have spurred little long-term planning to address climate change or the aged care crisis or to anticipate major hurdles. Such as a pandemic.”


Royal commission hears of ‘notorious problems’ with relationship between state health and federal aged care sectors

By Shannon Jenkins

Tuesday August 11, 2020

“Australia has “no hope” of fighting the COVID-19 aged care crisis if the state and federal governments do not work together, the aged care royal commission has heard.

Counsel assisting the aged care royal commission Peter Rozen QC on Monday raised concerns over the potential link between cross-jurisdictional collaboration and the impact of COVID-19 on Australia’s aged care facilities.

“There are notorious problems associated with the relationship between the health system which is run by the states and the Commonwealth-run aged care sector,” he said.”

“These so-called interface issues were always going to be brought into stark relief by an outbreak of COVID-19 in the residential aged care sector.”

He referred to a statement from Anglicare boss Grant Millard, who said that when Anglicare was responding to the Newmarch House outbreak, the roles and responsibilities of various assisting authorities were unclear.


After the above gloom, we have some good news


ACT agrees to raise age of criminal responsibility

The Australian Capital Territory has become the first jurisdiction in the country to agree to raise the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14, in line with United Nations standards.

By  Keira Jenkins 20 AUG 2020






The mathematics of evolution, and why Indigenous marriage rules are actually quite clever systems

By Jared Field

Thursday August 20, 2020

(QESP Editor’s Note:  The following is a link to an August 20, 2020 article in The Mandarin, as told to Dr Daryl Holland. This article was first published on Pursuit, see original article.)

There are only around five Indigenous mathematicians in the country, and most of them have left academia because of racism. I decided to apply to the ABC’s Top 5 Media Residency Program because I’m hoping that being a little more visible might encourage other black people to dive into maths.”

“I can show, just with pen-and-paper mathematics, that by following the marriage rules, the entire population of the Gamilaraay Nation (where I’m from) – which extends from New South Wales to southern Queensland – would have to reduce to 24 individuals for people to be as closely related as first cousins when marrying. That’s 24 people, over a landmass that is the size of France.

In the 1850s, the upper crust in England were doing this on purpose. Charles Darwin married his first cousin.”


Insect wings inspire new ways to fight superbugs

Scientists reveal how nanomaterials inspired by insect wings are able to destroy bacteria on contact – by stretching, slicing or tearing them apart

Date: August 18, 2020

Source: RMIT University

(QESP Editor’s Note:  The following is a link to an 18 August 2020 ScienceDaily paper from RMIT University. The original, with links to related material, is available at


The wings of cicadas and dragonflies are natural bacteria killers, inspiring scientists who are searching for new ways to defeat drug-resistant superbugs. They’ve now revealed how bioinspired nanomaterials physically destroy bacteria. It’s a vital step on the way to delivering precisely engineered anti-bacterial surfaces, and powerful new weapons in the fight against deadly superbugs.


Let’s heed the warnings from aged care. We must act now to avert a COVID-19 crisis in disability care

August 21, 2020

(QESP Editor’s Note:  The following is a link to an August 21, 2020 article in The Conversation. The original, with links to related material, is available at )

By Helen Dickinson, Professor, Public Service Research, UNSW, and

Anne Kavanagh, Professor of Disability and Health, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne

“In Victoria there are nearly 80 active COVID-19 cases linked to more than 50 disability accommodation sites. At least two people have died.

These don’t sound like big numbers in the context of Victoria’s second wave, and particularly when we compare it to the COVID-19 crisis in residential aged care.

But similarities between residential disability care and aged care — including vulnerable residents and a casualised workforce — give us cause for concern.

Recent experience in Victoria’s aged-care sector shows the potential for the current outbreaks to escalate very quickly.”



Lessons from History  – Decameron

(QESP Editor’s Note:  The following is a link to an August 12, 2020 article in The Conversation, Guide to the Classics: Boccaccio’s Decameron, a masterpiece of plague and resilience, by Frances Di Lauro, Senior Lecturer, Department of Writing Studies, University of Sydney

“In the year then of our Lord 1348, there happened at Florence, the finest city in all Italy, a most terrible plague…

Giovanni Boccaccio introduces his acclaimed collection of novellas, the Decameron, with a reference to the most terrifying existential crisis of his time: the decimating effects of the bubonic plague in the 1348 outbreak known as the Black Death.”




Our June Newsletter included a message from Julian (Jolly) Day that Consensus had just joined the #RebootAustralia movement, a platform which connects entrepreneurs and business leaders with professionals and experts that can help your business Reboot.

Jolly will now be running a monthly series of  zoom online training course, starting with The Blacklist Sessions #16 – Julian Day (The Consensus Awards) at


ACOSM 2020: Responsible Business Conduct

ACOSM 2020 has been postponed due to COVID-19. A new date will be advised when the restrictions have been lifted.


Quote of the Day

“It’s not as though we can keep burning coal in our power plants. Coal is a finite resource, too. We must find alternatives, and it’s a better idea to find alternatives sooner then wait until we run out of coal, and in the meantime, put God knows how many trillions of tons of CO2 that used to be buried underground into the atmosphere”. – Elon Musk

Quote from Yesteryear

“I do not know with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” – Albert Einstein.


Ted Smillie

QESP Chair