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Adam's Woman (1970)

M  -  Drama  -  June 1972 (USA)
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Adam is a young American wrongly accused of being an accomplice to murder while on shore leave in Liverpool. He is sentenced to death by hanging but the sentence is commuted to twenty years... See full summary »

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Adam
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Bess
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Sir Philip MacDonald
James Booth ...
Dyson
Andrew Keir ...
O'Shea
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Duchess
Peter O'Shaughnessy ...
Barrett
John Warwick ...
Croyden
Harry Lawrence ...
Muir
Katy Wild ...
Millie
Mark McManus ...
Nobby
Harold Hopkins ...
Cosh
Doreen Warburton ...
Fat Anne
Clarissa Kaye-Mason ...
Matron (as Clarissa Kaye)
Peter Collingwood ...
Chaplain
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Adam is a young American wrongly accused of being an accomplice to murder while on shore leave in Liverpool. He is sentenced to death by hanging but the sentence is commuted to twenty years in a convict settlement in Australia. The governor of the colony has a scheme in mind to settle Australia by allowing convicts to marry and by giving them land, and Adam is the perfect choice to prove his scheme is viable. He is partnered with Bess, a young Irish lass, and together they endure the hardships of the Australian outback. Written by Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>

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Reputedly John Waters' first movie role, although uncredited. See more »

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Beau Bridges' best work
16 December 2000 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

A young and handsome Beau Bridges is at his best in this film. Bridges plays Adam, an American wrongly accused of murder. Adam ends up in a very different kind of Garden of Eden - the inhospitable outback of penal colony Australia.

He becomes the first man, as it were, of a new world of the Governor's design. What better way to kill two birds with one stone? The convicts will better themselves by bettering the land. Character and fortitude, along with improved land can be gotten with toil and sweat. In this experiment, Adam (Bridges) is forced to partner with the wretched-looking Bess (Jane Merrow) with attitude to match. She has had her head shaven and is dirty and not amenable to partner with Adam.

Merrow and Bridges give a full fleshing-out of their characters and act with great depth and dimension. They cause the viewer to be sympathetic with each person. I was captivated by this film and found it very easy to suspend my disbelief and enter their characters' world. I haven't seen the movie for years, but I have been searching for it.

Now the question is this - Why can't this movie be found on video? Why doesn't it receive air time on TV? Somebody is dropping the ball on this one!


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