Hammers Over the Anvil (1994)

07/22/1994 (AU) RomanceDrama 1h 37m
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An aristocratic Englishwoman, an Australian horseman and a young boy on a journey towards the exciting but forbidden world of adults.


Set in the summer of 1910 in Australia the film follows the story of 14 year old Alan Marshall (Alexander Outhread) as he stumbles out of childhood towards the exciting yet forbidding world of adulthood. For Alan, despite the effects of polio, there is only one passion in life - to become a great horseman just like his hero, the reclusive horse trainer East Driscoll (Russell Crowe). Alan is one of East's few friends and also one of the few who knows about the affair between East and the aristocratic English woman Grace McAlister (Charlotte Rampling). Things inevitably take a turn towards the tragic when East becomes determined to force Grace to leave her husband and run away with him. Hammers Over The Anvil is an evocative coming of age film from Australian director Ann Turner.

  1. Ann Turner

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Peter Hepworth


Top Billed Cast

  1. Russell Crowe

    Russell Crowe

    East Driscoll

  2. Charlotte Rampling

    Charlotte Rampling

    Grace McAlister

  3. Alexander Outhread

    Alan Marshall

  4. Frankie J. Holden

    Frankie J. Holden

    Bushman Marshall

  5. Jake Frost

    Joe Carmichael

  6. Alethea McGrath

    Alethea McGrath

    Mrs. Bilson

  7. John Rafter Lee

    John Rafter Lee

    Charles McAlister

  8. Frank Gallacher

    Mr. Thomas the Preacher

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Hammers Over the Anvil

Status Released

Original Language English

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