The Rollicking Adventures of Eliza Fraser

Film, Action and adventure

Time Out says

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.

By: TM


Release details

112 mins

Cast and crew

Tim Burstall
David Williamson
Susannah York
Noel Ferrier
John Waters
Trevor Howard
John Castle
Bill Hunter
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