Eliza Fraser (1976)

Genres - Adventure, Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Period Film, Romantic Adventure  |   Run Time - 130 min.  |   Countries - Australia  |  
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The Australian Eliza Fraser tries for the wig-and-bodice bawdiness of Tom Jones. The title character, played by Susannah York, is an 18th century lass who is shipwrecked together with Trevor Howard on a remote Australian island. Her lively exploits among the refugees help to make Eliza famous--or rather, notorious--throughout the British empire. Once rescued, Eliza earns her keep at county fairs by regaling audiences with her own tales of her adventures. Tim Burstall both wrote and directed Eliza Fraser from an original screenplay by David Williamson.

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cannibal, capture, survivor, Aborigine, rescue, shipwreck, stranded, coast, captain [military], wife