A notorious Australian flop set in Sydney during the Roaring 20s.
Kitty O’Rourke (Liddy Clark, pictured above) becomes a tough gangster after her thug husband ends up in jail. She befriends a crooked cop (“the Bagman”) and takes on the competition.
Prisoner: Cell Block H regulars Colette Mann and Val Lehmann (pictured below) also featured; Lehmann as ‘Big’ Lil Delaney (a gangster queen in a fierce rivalry with Kitty) and Mann as Doris de Salle, a close friend of Ms O’ Rourke.
The picture was filmed in Balmain and based on real-life Sydney underworld crime syndicate gang members Kate Leigh and Tilly Devine who were involved in brothels, razor gangs and booze running during the 1920s.
Their true-life feud also formed the basis of the Australian television crime series Underbelly: Razor (2008).
Big Lil Delaney
Doris de Salle