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The Rollicking Adventures of Eliza Fraser (1976)

Eliza Fraser (original title)
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 ... 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 ... 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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A tall tale of a naughty lady See more »


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At one point Australian actor John Waters appears in the film in black-face. See more »

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A cracker, a piss-take
12 December 2002 | by bamptonjSee all my reviews

I'm just a sucker for this type of Australian comedy romp. ELISA FRASER follows somewhat in the path established by ALVIN PURPLE, THE GREAT MACARTHY and later PACIFIC BANANA, this time transporting the story to early colonial times.

A priggish and portentous sea captain played humorously by Noel Ferrier and his young wife - Susannah York - are shipwrecked on an island with their crew. They are later captured by Aborigines while their mutinous crew deteriorate into savages. One convict and Military officer on the nearby penal settlement both vie for the Captain's wife's attentions. The plot moves on comedically at a Swiftan pace and is quite enjoyable.

This movie is also an all-star cast of Australian actors and every player - admittingly given the script's content - churns out a great performance.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 1976 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

The Rollicking Adventures of Eliza Fraser See more »

Filming Locations:

Victoria, Australia See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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