Picnic at Hanging Rock  



On St. Valentine's Day in 1900 a party of schoolgirls set out to picnic at Hanging Rock ... Some were never to return.

Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)

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In the early 1900s, Miranda attends a girls boarding school in Australia. One Valentine's Day, the school's typically strict headmistress treats the girls to a picnic field trip to an unusual but scenic volcanic formation called Hanging Rock. Despite rules against it, Miranda and several other girls venture off. It's not until the end of the day that the faculty realizes the girls and one of the teachers have disappeared mysteriously.

Director: Peter Weir
Writer: Clifford Green

Release Date: 1975-09-02
Status: Released
Run time: 115 min / 1:55
Production Companies : McElroy & McElroy, Picnic Productions Pty. Ltd., British Empire Films Australia, Australian Film Commission
Production Country: Australia
Release Date: 1975-09-02
Status: Released
Run time: 115 min / 1:55

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Casts

Rachel Roberts
as Mrs. Appleyard
Vivean Gray
as Miss Greta McCraw
Helen Morse
as Mlle. Dianne de Poitiers
Kirsty Child
as Miss Dora Lumley
Tony Llewellyn-Jones
as Tom
Jacki Weaver
as Minnie
Anne-Louise Lambert
as Miranda Reid
Karen Robson
as Irma Leopold
Jane Vallis
as Marion Quade
Christine Schuler
as Edith
Margaret Nelson
as Sara Waybourne
Ingrid Mason
as Rosamund Swift
Jenny Lovell
as Blanche Gifford
Janet Murray
as Juliana
Wyn Roberts
as Sgt. Bumpher
Peter Collingwood
as Col. Fitzhubert
Olga Dickie
as Mrs. Fitzhubert
Dominic Guard
as Michael Fitzhubert
John Jarratt
as Albert Crundall

Crew

Production Hal McElroy Producer
Production Jim McElroy Producer
Writing Clifford Green Screenplay
Camera Russell Boyd Director of Photography
Editing Max Lemon Editor
Directing Peter Weir Director
Sound Bruce Smeaton Music
Sound Gheorghe Zamfir Music
Writing Joan Lindsay Novel
Art David Copping Art Direction
Production A. John Graves Executive Producer
Production Patricia Lovell Executive Producer
Costume & Make-Up Elizabeth Mitchie Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up José Luis Pérez Makeup Supervisor

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