Jack and Jill: A Postscript

Jack and Jill: A Postscript is a 1970 Australian film.

Jack and Jill: A Postscript
Directed byPhillip Adams
Brian Robinson
Produced byPhillip Adams
Brian Robinson
Written byPhillip Adams
Brian Robinson
StarringAnthony Ward
Judy Leech
Narrated byRosemary Adams
Jim Berinson
Music byPeter Best
CinematographyPhillip Adams
Brian Robinson
Edited byPhillip Adams
Brian Robinson
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
29 October 1970
Running time
67 mins


Jill, a kindergarten teacher who lives with her parents, meets Jack, a biker. The two fall in love but are unable to reconcile their differences, with tragic results.


  • Anthony Ward as Jack Anderson
  • Judy Leech as Gillian O'Keefe
  • Lindsay Howatt as Christopher
  • Stanley Randall as Stan
  • Jean Higgs as Mrs Whelan
  • Phyllis Freeman as Mrs O'Keefe
  • Alan Higgs as Mr O'Keefe
  • Gerry Humphries as Gerry
  • Bob Cornish as television announcer
  • Gordon Rumph as minister
  • Sylvia Threlfall as minister's wife
  • Ray Watts as the singer


The script was originally devised in 1964 as a series of sketches where nursery rhymes provided commentary on modern suburbia. It took several years to film and shooting finished in mid 1969.[1][2]


The film won a silver award at the 1969 Australian Film Awards and screened at a number of festivals. It was released commercially by Columbia Pictures.[3]


  1. Andrew Pike and Ross Cooper, Australian Film 1900–1977: A Guide to Feature Film Production, Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1998, 247
  2. David Stratton, The Last New Wave: The Australian Film Revival, Angus & Robertson, 1980 p12
  3. Bruce Hodson, 'The Carlton Ripple and the Australian Film Revival', Screening the Past Archived 18 February 2013 at the Wayback Machine accessed 15 Sept 2012
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