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Sarah Maur Thorp
In 1830's England, a young man from a good but troubled family is unjustly convicted of stealing a watch. He's transported to Van Dieman's Land (Tasmania) where he suffers under the enmity of Lt. Frere while falling in love with Sylvia, the Warden's daughter. Meanwhile, back in England, an imposter lays claim to the young man's inheritance.Written by
dinky-4 of Minneapolis
I started watching this, first time I have seen it, as I thought it was just about a bunch of convicts on a ship heading for Van Demiens Land, now Australia. I had previously seen the Alan Ladd film Two Years Before the Mast and thought it would be similar, so wrong I was. This is truly a classic and if made again today I am sure would be a box office hit. It had a great cast of Australian, English and one American, Anthony Perkins. There was action, violence, drama, pathos, everything to make a great classic story. I gave this a 10 rating. Many would say it's not worth that by the standards of movies made today but this truly is in the realm of the classics. Try a find it if you can and watch the whole 5 hours approx. I saw it on a internet site called Kanopy which is a site you can connect to through your local library. I believe this is world wide.i
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