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Jackpot Town

Australia, 1972 (MIFF 1973)

Director: Roger Whittaker

Fast moving visual trip through and around Coober Pedy. Tough men find and sell opal for big money, then gamble it away. People with opal fever living underground with few restrictions and few amenities, such as water. The final sequence records a terrible fire in the water-starved town.

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