|The Winds of Jarrah|
|Directed by||Mark Egerton|
|Written by||Mark Egerton|
|Based on||novel The House in the Timberwood by Joyce Dingwell|
|Starring|| Sue Lyons |
The Winds of Jarrah is a 1983 Australian film adapted from a Mills & Boon novel. It was never released to cinemas.
The film was financed in part by the Australian Film Commission and the Film Corporation of Western Australia.
Screenwriter Bob Ellis later called it a "shocking film.. which, would you believe, started out as a very good script and only about one sentence of it survived."
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