Main title from A Town Like Alice (1956) (4). From the novel by Nevil Shute

A Town Like Alice

(1956)

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| Film | United Kingdom | B&W | Drama, Romance, War | 1h 57min |
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| Stars: Virginia McKenna, Peter Finch, Kenji Takaki | Director: Jack Lee

Life among women prisoners of the Japanese in Malaya, especially one who is finally reunited with her Australian lover

Here is a British motion picture distinguished in its manner… unprecedented in its achievement!

Cast (37)

British actress, Virginia McKenna, wears a crucifix pendant
Jean Paget
Peter Finch
Joe Harman
Kenji Takaki
Japanese Sergeant
Tran Van Khe
Captain Sugaya
Jean Anderson
Miss Horsefall
Marie Lohr
Mrs Dudley Frost
Maureen Swanson
Ellen
Renee Houston
Ebbey
Nora Nicholson
Mrs Frith
Eileen Moore
Mrs Holland
John Fabian
Mr Holland
Vincent Ball
Ben
Tim Turner
British Sergeant
Vu Ngoc Tuan
Captain Yanata
Munesato Yamada
Captain Takata
Nakanishi
Capt Nishi
Otokichi Ikeda
Kempetei Sergeant
Geoffrey Keen
Solicitor
June Shaw
Mrs Graham
Armine Sandford
Mrs Carstairs
Mary Allen
Mrs Anderson
Virginia Clay
Mrs Knowles
Bay White
Mrs Davies
Philippa Morgan
Mrs Lindsay
Dorothy Moss
Mrs O’Brien
Gwenda Ewen
Mrs Rhodes
Josephine Miller
Daphne Adams
Edwina Carroll
Fatima
Sanny Bin Hussan
Mat Amin
Charles Marshall
Well Digger
Jane White
Brenda
Cameron Moore
Freddie
Margaret Eaden
Jane
Dominic Lieven
Michael Rhodes
Peter John
Timothy
Meg Buckenham
Mary Graham
Geoffrey Hawkins
Robin
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Reviews

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Genteelly harrowing war film, formlessly adapted from the first part of a popular novel; a big commercial success of its day. (Halliwell’s)

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Main title from A Town Like Alice (1956) (12). Produced by Joseph Janni
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Main title from A Town Like Alice (1956) (5). Marie Lohr, Renee Houston, Eileen Moore, Jean Anderson, Maureen Swanson, Nora Nicholson
Main title from A Town Like Alice (1956) (4). From the novel by Nevil Shute
Main title from A Town Like Alice (1956) (3). Virginia McKenna, Peter Finch
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A Town Like Alice DVD from Network and the British Film

Production

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Jack Lee
Director
Joseph Janni
Producer
Nevil Shute
Writer (novel)
W P Lipscomb
Writer (screenplay)

Also known as

The Rape of Malaya (USA)

Companies

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A Town Like Alice (1956) opening credits (1)
The Rank Organisation
Production company
Vic Films Productions
Production company
J. Arthur Rank Film Distributors
Distribution company