In a humorous look at a serious subject -- life and death on a small remote farm in New Zealand -- the underdeveloped characters in the story sometime lean toward a full parody, and sometimes are just simply funny. Alwyn (Roberta Wallach) runs a farm with her son Henry (Dean Moriarty) while many of the men are away fighting in World War I. After Major Martin Hudson (Marshall Napier) comes back at the end of the war, he takes up residence in Alwyn's farm as a hired hand. She certainly needs the help, especially since a local cattle baron is after her holdings. To make matters worse, she has been threatened with a Maori curse since her land is considered by the Maoris to belong to them. Martin and Alwyn have their work cut out for them as they tackle the threats to her farm and their own feelings for each other at the same time.
~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi
- Marshall Napier, Roberta Wallach, (more)