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Great Crunchie Train Robbery - Cadbury Crunchie Commercial Television (Full Length) – 1975 Promotional

Great Crunchie Train Robbery - Cadbury Crunchie Commercial

Television (Full Length) – 1975 Promotional

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A mainstay on cinema and TV screens for over 20 years, this commercial — reputedly NZ’s longest-running — made Kiwis feels as if the UK-born hokey pokey treasure was ‘ours’. Directed by Tony Williams and shot on location in Upper Hutt, the madcap romp featured a bevy of 70s acting talent going for comedy gold. A connection with Martin Scorsese’s editor facilitated access to footage from old westerns, while the immortal tune is the work of Murray Grindlay. Williams overspent his meagre budget and a lawn mower given to him as a thank you ended up his fee.

Key Cast & Crew

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Tony Williams

Director

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Roger MacDonnell

Writer

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Stuart Devenie

Actor

"Have a Crunchie, hokey pokey bar. Crazy Crunchie, hokey pokey bar."
– From the ad's song