Rent A Town Like Alice (1956)

3.5 of 5 from 66 ratings
1h 52min
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Synopsis:
Virginia McKenna and Peter Finch star in this moving story about a party of women compelled to trek through the Malayan jungle during World War II, as no Japanese officer will take responsibility for their care. Based on Neville Shute's best-selling novel, the film tells how the women come to terms with their hardships, and how they are befriended by a tough Australian prisoner of war who dreams of returning to his home town of Alice Springs.
Actors:
, , , Tran Van Khe, , , , , , , , , , Vu Ngoc Tuan, Munesato Yamada, Nakanishi, , , ,
Directors:
Writers:
Nevil Shute, WP Lipscomb
Others:
WP Lipscomb, Richard Mason
Studio:
Carlton Video
Genres:
British Films, Drama
Countries:
UK
Awards:

1957 BAFTA Best Actor

1957 BAFTA Best Actress

BBFC:
Release Date:
11/10/1999
Run Time:
112 minutes
Languages:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W

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Reviews (2) of A Town Like Alice

Great British War Film. - A Town Like Alice review by Steve Mason

Spoiler Alert
28/06/2012

Incredibly effecting portrayal of stoic, diverse British women in Japanese labour camps in WWII Malaya. Great work here by a number of the UKs female stars of the time.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Dated (50's) - A Town Like Alice review by Swambi

Spoiler Alert
11/08/2005

A good story, but movie making has moved on - just how far, you'll see if you watch this! It is not in colour. If you want to see a film about Malaya you could try "The Sleeping Dictionary" - a much more convincing film.

0 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

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