Point of Departure (film)

Point of Departure is a 1966 Australian television film.[2] It screened as part of Wednesday Theatre.

"Point of Departure"
Wednesday Theatre episode
Episode no.Season 2
Episode 25
Directed byHenri Safran
Teleplay byplay by Jean Anouilh
Original air date22 June 1966
Running time75 mins[1]


A boy and a girl meet in a small provincial town at the beginning of German occupation in World War II.


  • Ross Thompson as Orpheus
  • Liza Goddard as Eurydice


The Sydney Morning Herald write that Ross Thompson's "sensitive and convincing acting made the best of the obvious weaknesses in the plot itself."[3]


  1. "WEDNESDAY". The Canberra Times. 40 (11, 499). 20 June 1966. p. 23. Retrieved 22 March 2017 via National Library of Australia.
  2. "leisure – the arts MUSIC A satisfying experience". The Canberra Times. 17 June 1966. p. 13. Retrieved 23 June 2015 via National Library of Australia.
  3. "Wartime romance". Sydney Morning Herald. 20 June 1966. p. 16.

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