Mad Dog Morgan is probably the antithesis of Ned Kelly, certainly not a hero. The film is very violent & Dennis Hopper as Dan was scary, though I think if memory serves it got a rotten tomato award.
Notes from wiki on Dan Morgan;
"John Fuller (aka Daniel Morgan; 1830 – 9 April 1865) was an Australian bushranger.
Fuller was born in Appin,New South Wales, Australia around 1830 to George Fuller and Mary Owen. From the ages of 2 to 17 he lived with an adoptive father, John Roberts. He began work as a stockman but soon became tired of this, and headed for the goldfields of Castlemaine, Victoria.
By 1854 he was back in New South Wales, where he assumed the alias "John Smith" and became a suspected horse thief. He was also known for his heavy drinking and violent temper. He was arrested for armed robbery and sentenced to 12 years imprisonment, yet released after 6 years having received a ticket of leave.
Following his release, he began a life of bushranging, using aliases such as "John Smith", "Sydney Native", "Dan the Breaker", "Down the River Jack", "Jack Morgan", and most famously, "Dan Morgan".
However, he was never known as "Mad Dog" Morgan in his lifetime. This nickname was invented by the writers of the 1975 film Mad Dog Morgan. Dan Morgan operated in the Henty, Culcairn, Morven, Gerogery and Tumbarumba area over several years." ...more
I'm fairly sure the Bronte estate abhor this book & say none of it is true.. That said it was interesting to read - I couldn't put it down. It givI'm fairly sure the Bronte estate abhor this book & say none of it is true.. That said it was interesting to read - I couldn't put it down. It gives pause to think about previous era's when many underhanded and heinous things were done that slipped by the law or were in fact legal. ...more