Once a Jolly Swagman

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  • NR
  • 1949
  • 1 hr 38 min
  • 6.5  (241)

"Once a Jolly Swagman" (1949) is also known as "Maniacs on Wheels." It is a British movie set during World War II. It is about speedway racing, a kind of motorcycle racing that was popular during that time. The film tells of a factory worker who becomes a successful motorcycle racer, which makes him popular with some upper class types. The title is the first line of the Australian anthem, "Waltzing Matilda." A "swagman" was a temporary worker who walked from farm to farm seeking employment.

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Once A Jolly Swagman
Once A Jolly Swagman

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"Once a Jolly Swagman" (1949) is also known as "Maniacs on Wheels." It is a British movie set during World War II. It is about speedway racing, a kind of motorcycle racing that was popular during that time. The film tells of a factory worker who becomes a successful motorcycle racer, which makes him popular with some upper class types.

The title is the first line of the Australian anthem, "Waltzing Matilda." A "swagman" was a temporary worker who walked from farm to farm seeking employment.

  • Release Date
    1949
  • MPAA Rating
    NR
  • Runtime
    1 hr 38 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.5  (241)