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.
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.