Watch Once a Jolly Swagman
- 1 hr 38 min
"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.