Careful, He Might Hear You (film)
|Careful, He Might Hear You|
|Directed by||Carl Schultz|
|Produced by||Jill Robb|
|Screenplay by||Michael Jenkins|
|Based on||Careful, He Might Hear You (novel)|
by Sumner Locke Elliott
|Music by||Ray Cook|
|Edited by||Richard Francis-Bruce|
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox (US)|
|Box office||$2,431,126 (Australia)|
The film stars Wendy Hughes and Robyn Nevin as two sisters who are locked in a custody battle over their young nephew, PS, played by Nicholas Gledhill. PS has been raised by his aunt Lila (Nevin) and her husband George since his mother died soon after his birth. When Lila's richer sister Vanessa (Hughes) returns from overseas, she seeks custody of PS, citing the opportunities she can give him.
There had long been interest in making a film out of the novel. In the 1960s it was announced that Joshua Logan would direct a movie version starring Elizabeth Taylor but this did not come to pass. Film rights to the novel were bought by Jill Robb who hired Mike Jenkins to adapt the screenplay and Carl Schultz to direct. Funding was obtained from the New South Wales Film Corporation among others.
After an extensive search, Nicholas Gledhill, son of actor Arthur Dignam was cast as PS.
A Collector's Edition of Careful, He Might Hear You was released on DVD with a new print by Umbrella Entertainment in June 2008. The DVD is compatible with all regional codes and includes special features such as the film trailer, bonus trailers, a still photo gallery, an interview with Sumner Locke Elliot and interviews with stars Wendy Hughes, Nicholas Gledhill and Jill Robb.
A regular edition of the film with reduced special features was released on DVD by Umbrella Entertainment in October 2008.
(1983 AFI Awards)
|Best Film||Jill Robb||Won|
|Best Direction||Carl Schultz||Won|
|Best Adapted Screenplay||Michael Jenkins||Won|
|Best Actor||Nicholas Gledhill||Nominated|
|Best Actress||Wendy Hughes||Won|
|Best Supporting Actor||John Hargreaves||Won|
|Best Supporting Actress||Robyn Nevin||Nominated|
|Best Cinematography||John Seale||Won|
|Best Editing||Richard Francis-Bruce||Nominated|
|Best Original Music Score||Ray Cook||Nominated|
|Best Sound||Syd Butterfield||Nominated|
|Best Production Design||John Stoddart||Won|
|Best Costume Design||Bruce Finlayson||Won|
|AWGIE Award||Best Writing in a Feature Film - Adapted||Michael Jenkins||Won|
|National Board of Review, USA||Top Ten Films||Won|
|Venice Film Festival||Golden Lion||Carl Schultz||Nominated|
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- "Film Victoria - Australian Films at the Australian Box Office" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 February 2011. Retrieved 24 October 2010.
- "Umbrella Entertainment". Archived from the original on 26 November 2011. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
- Careful, He Might Hear You at the National Film and Sound Archive
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