This is a extremely rare “lost” debut film from Olivia Newton John, the first New Zealand/Australian co-production From 1965.
A group of children in an Australian country town are trying to raise money to save their clubhouse. They make a batch of Christmas puddings to sell to passing motorists but they are a complete failure. Other children are bottling mineral water from a nearby mineral spring which all goes flat. This is poured out, along with the Christmas puddings, into a drain where their pet goat drinks the awful mixture. Shortly afterwards, the children notice that the normal white coat of their goat has changed into many colors. It is now, in fact, a rainbow colored goat, and the children realize that they have a major discovery on their hands. They could breed colored sheep! What a saving for the wool industry! And that's exactly what they set about doing, with hilarious results. A young Olivia Newton-John makes her film debut in this 1965 Australian musical comedy for the whole family!
PLUS AN ADDITIONAL 30 MINUTES OF OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN FROM THE 60’S including her first TV appearance on Boomeride (1965), duets with Cliff Richards & Pat Carroll, Tokyo Music Festival and her first single Till You Say You’ll Be Mine), plus much more!
The movie “Funny Things Happen Down Under” was filmed in 1965 so the video does not have that crisp look due to the age and filming equipment used at that time and it has not been re-mastered.
The extra 30 minutes of Olivia music videos is very good quality and amazing to see a very young Olivia in the beginning of her career and is great to see her star on the rise.
Color, ntsc, region 0, stereo, over 2 hours long