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) mua.org.au Australian Council of Trade Union (ACTU) actu.org.au International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) itfglobal.org International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) ituc-csi.org