Hammers Over the Anvil 1994

Synopsis:

Set in the summer of 1910 in Australia the film follows the story of 14 year old Alan Marshall (Alexander Outhread) as he stumbles out of childhood towards the exciting yet forbidding world of adulthood. For Alan, despite the effects of polio, there is only one passion in life - to become a great horseman just like his hero, the reclusive horse trainer East Driscoll (Russell Crowe). Alan is one of East's few friends and also one of the few who knows about the affair between East and the aristocratic English woman Grace McAlister (Charlotte Rampling). Things inevitably take a turn towards the tragic when East becomes determined to force Grace to leave her husband and run away with him. Hammers Over The Anvil is an evocative coming of age film from Australian director Ann Turner.

Directed by: Ann Turner
Release date: 1994-07-22
Runtime: 97 minutes
Tagline: An aristocratic Englishwoman, an Australian horseman and a young boy on a journey towards the exciting but forbidden world of adults.
Cast:
Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
East Driscoll 
Charlotte Rampling
Charlotte Rampling
Grace McAlister 
Alexander Outhread
Alexander Outhread
Alan Marshall 
Frankie J. Holden
Frankie J. Holden
Bushman Marshall 
Jake Frost
Jake Frost
Joe Carmichael 
Alethea McGrath
Alethea McGrath
Mrs. Bilson