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That's the Spirit

Australia, 1937 (MIFF 1991, Retrospective)

Director: Frank Hurley

When the Independent Oil Company reduces the price of petrol by four pence per gallon to the lowest level on record, prosperity - as the song goes - is on its way.

Where is the Independent Oil Company today?

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