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The incredible story of Mary Bryant,
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Based on a true story one of the best films I have seen ,all characters convincing in parts they play. Starving Country girl gets caught stealing and sent in convict ship to Australia ,is raped in gaol before being shipped and strikes up a friend ship with fellow convict and is taken pity on by officer.When landing she marries other convict for convenience to better their prospects they have a baby of their own.The Officer still fancies Mary and she uses him to plan escape.They escape and after a long journey by sea they end up on Portuguese owned Island and mixin with gentry.The officer mean while gets next trip back to Uk to his wife but also lands on said island first and exposes them ,he shoots her husband in cold blood out of revenge but Mary escapes with the help of friends she had made.Both her children die of swamp fever on boat with 2 other felons looking after her.She is imprisoned in London before her case comes up .Officer is out for revenge but becomes the laughing stock and all three get let off.Mary returns to her Village as though nothing has happened ,no children ,no husband no nothing a very sad story all in the space of about 4/5 years.All actors were exceptional in parts they played ,not a predictable story ,very sad ,her husband and children were loves of her life ,and he gave his life for her so she could escape.One of the best films ever.