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Eliza Fraser (1976)

An old captain & his young wife share a lot of adventures after they're shipwrecked and captured by Aborigines on an island near Australia.

Director:

Tim Burstall

Writer:

David Williamson (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Susannah York ... Eliza Fraser
John Waters ... David Bracefell
John Castle ... Captain Rory McBride
Noel Ferrier Noel Ferrier ... Captain James Fraser
Martin Harris Martin Harris ... John Graham
Trevor Howard ... Capt. Foster Fyans
Gus Mercurio Gus Mercurio ... Darge
Lindsey Roughsey Lindsey Roughsey ... Euenmundi
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ... Duncan Fraser (as Charles Tingwell)
John Frawley John Frawley ... Brown
Bruce Spence ... Bruce McIver
George Mallaby George Mallaby ... Lt. Otter
Bill Hunter ... Youlden
Gerard Kennedy Gerard Kennedy ... Martin Cameron
Fabian Muir Fabian Muir ... Johnny
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An old captain & his young wife share a lot of adventures after they're shipwrecked and captured by Aborigines on an island near Australia.

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She lived through shipwreck, capture & catastrophe and came back to tell it all...with a twinkle in her eye. See more »


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 1976 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Flukten fra Moreton Bay See more »

Filming Locations:

Victoria, Australia See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hexagon Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Susannah York signed to do this movie in February 1976, about a month before the start of principal photography. See more »

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the amorous adventures of God-knows-who
16 December 2005 | by ptb-8See all my reviews

Look, viewed today this is probably a masterpiece or a travesty depending on your affection for TV level 19th century antics in Australia (see NED KELLY) however, this one is a marriage between MOLL FLANDERS and TOM JONES Aussie britches style. Visually on a big screen ELIZA FRASER is great fun and with a big amused audience it plays well....but...at 130 minutes it needed and still does 40 minutes chopped out of it. Read that cast! Every actor not on TV in the 70s in Oz, and a few rounded up in the UK each merrily wined dined dressed and "thesped" at each other for well paid weeks on end of production time. Shot at a rural colonial gold rush theme park called Sovereign Hill, a PAINT YOUR WAGON looking tourist destination (like the Griswolds would accidentally go to) ELIZA FRASER is a 'bawdy romp' which depicts a few too many hairy rumps among the wenches, tankards and buggies. A lot of it is filmed at night, apparently adding to its atmosphere. It's fun, but so is rum for about an hour. Then....


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