From the time of its release, it has been regarded as the supreme achievement of Australia’s silent era of film production. It was better reviewed and better received than any other pre-1930 Australian feature film. The vividness of its characterisation, heartfelt and sympathetic storytelling, its mixture of comedy with realistic backgrounds, and its Australian box office success played a major role in defining Australian national character on screen. The adaptation of C.J. Dennis’ much loved poem is about a down-at-heal ex-convict who undergoes an epiphany as he experiences the love of a good woman for the first time. The 2009 restored version will be presented with live musical accompaniment composed and performed by the Volatinsky Quartet.