Adam's Woman (1970)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama  |   Run Time - 116 min.  |   Countries - Australia  |  
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Also known as Return of the Boomerang, Adam's Woman is set in the rough-and-tumble Australia of the 1840s. Beau Bridges plays Adam, convicted of a crime he didn't commit and shipped off to the penal colony "Down Under". Enduring brutal treatment, he escapes, only to be captured again. Thanks to the intervention of a reform-minded warden John Mills, Adam is offered a fresh start in life. An unexpectedly vicious climax finds Adam and his new wife (Jane Merrow) fending off a group of scurrilous ex-prisoners headed by Adam's onetime cellmate (James Booth).

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imprisonment, America, atrocity, Australia, Britain, convict, criminal, escape, false-accusation, killing, land, magistrate, pardon, penal-colony, prison, release, settler