The Rollicking Adventures of Eliza Fraser

  • Film
  • Action and adventure
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Beware rollicking heroines, especially from the perpetrator of Stork and Alvin Purple. The factual history of Eliza Fraser (shipwrecked and conscripted as a member of an aboriginal tribe) is thrown away in a lumberingly burlesque period romp about a lady with a roving eye, and a pompously straitlaced husband, who becomes involved in a farce of lusty humiliations before ending up peddling a spicy account of her adventures in carnivals. Moments of bizarrerie escape the general heavy-handedness, but the more serious purpose evident in David Williamson's script - of confronting sexual attitudes and hypocrisies - doesn't get a look in.

Release details

Duration: 112 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Tim Burstall
Screenwriter: David Williamson
Cast: Susannah York
Noel Ferrier
John Waters
Trevor Howard
John Castle
Bill Hunter
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