Four's A Crowd (1957)

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Four’s a Crowd is a short documentary that comically portrays four types of workers (all played by filmmaker Jock Levy) in the waterfront industry – Glass-arm Harry, Tiddly Pete, Nick-away Ned and Ron the Roaster. Each scenario illustrates the negative impact of their behaviour on fellow workmates and the union at large. All four characters, shown in a superimposed shot at the end, reluctantly agree with the narrator that wharfies need to stay focused on the job. The film contains no synchronised sound or dialogue, but features a voice-over narration by Leonard Teale and a musical score. Filmed and produced by Jock Levy, Keith Gow, Norma Disher - Waterside Workers Federation Film Unit (WWFFU) Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) Australian Council of Trade Union (ACTU) International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)