Don's Party (1976)

Director
Bruce Beresford

Main cast
John Hargreaves; Graham Kennedy; Ray Barrett; Clare Binney; Pat Bishop

Genres
Comedy, Foreign

Description
Don's Party stars John Hargreaves as Don Henderson, a schoolteacher living with his wife, Kath (Jeanie Drynan), in 1969. Out of boredom, he invites a small group of friends to celebrate a predicted Australian Labor Party (ALP) election victory, much to the dismay of his wife.


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