Tim Burstall hardly spoke a civil word to me again.
As a result of the disastrous Melbourne season, no offers to screen the film elsewhere emerged until David Stratton programmed it at the 1970 Sydney Film Festival. The reception there was terrible. Lead actress Jeanie Drynan told me many years later that she had never seen the film until the SFF screening and about half an hour in she fled from the theatre.
Two other Oz movies were noted in my Nation piece, both of them little films thrown up by what Bruce Hodsdon famously called the Carlton Ripple. Nigel Burst's Squizzy Taylor and David Minter's Hey Al Baby! remain fond in the memory to this day.