Australian singles charts:
The Adventures of Barry McKenzie entered the Kent charts on 30 October 1972 and peaked at #20.
Peter Best, Barry Humphries
Peter Jones, Peter Best
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The Adventures of Barry McKenzie is a 1972 Australian comedy film directed by Bruce Beresford and starring Barry Crocker, telling the story of an Australian ‘yobbo’ on his travels to the United Kingdom. Barry McKenzie was originally a character created by Barry Humphries for a cartoon strip in Private Eye. It was the first Australian film to surpass one million dollars in Australian box office receipts. A sequel, Barry McKenzie Holds His Own, was produced in 1974.
Barry Humphries appears in several roles, including: a hippie, Barry McKenzie’s psychiatrist Doctor de Lamphrey, and as ‘Aunt’ Edna Everage. Humphries would later achieve fame with the character of ‘Dame’ Edna in the UK and US.
The film was produced by Phillip Adams.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Adventures_of_Barry_McKenzie
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2 minute trailer, featuring Barry Crocker, Barry Humphries (playing characters including Edna Everage), Peter Cook, Dick Bentley, Spike Milligan and Dennis Price.
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