- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 1 hours, 57 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: October 19, 2010
- Originally Released: 1970
- Label: Warner Archives
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
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Description by OLDIES.com:
Imagine yourself a young man cast into the hell of a 19th-century Australian penal colony. Now imagine the warden making you this offer: marry one of the female prisoners and homestead a verdant, untamed valley. Once away from prison walls, do you bolt for freedom... or find your liberty in the land? Three-time Emmy winner Beau Bridges, Jane Merrow (The Lion in Winter) and John Mills (winner of the Academy Award for Ryan's Daughter the same year this movie opened) star in this brawling, big-as-all-outdoors saga of the winning of the Australian West. From its harrowing depiction of prison life to its captivating, action-filled scenes of unlikely settlers challenging the wilderness, Adam's Woman is enthralling entertainment from the Land Down Under.
Also known as RETURN OF THE BOOMERANG, ADAM'S WOMAN is set in the rough-and-tumble Australia of the 1840s. Beau Bridges plays Adam, convicted of a crime he didn't commit and shipped off to the penal colony "Down Under". Enduring brutal treatment, he escapes, only to be captured again. Thanks to the intervention of a reform-minded warden John Mills, Adam is offered a fresh start in life. An unexpectedly vicious climax finds Adam and his new wife (Jane Merrow) fending off a group of scurrilous ex-prisoners headed by Adam's onetime cellmate (James Booth).