a town like alice

Jack Lee, 107 mins, UK, 1956, B&W, 35mm. Courtesy: Park Circus & NFSA

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A Town Like Alice
Based on Nevil Shute's evocative and much-loved novel, A Town Like Alice is a dramatic love story set during WWII.

Jean Paget (the beautiful Virgina McKenna) is an English nurse who finds herself trapped in Malaya with a group of English women and children during the Japanese invasion. When Jean meets an Aussie POW (the stalwart Peter Finch) on the road one day, it's love at first sight.

An emphatic affirmation of courage and faith, A Town Like Alice was the most successful film of 1956 in Britian. Although proportionally a British production, the film has a distinctly Australian flavour and a strongly authentic quality, thanks in part to director Jack Lee's extensive location shooting in Alice Springs and Malaya.

Dates   Sat 22 Apr 2006, 2pm
Tue 25 Apr 2006, 1pm < Film Bubs
Admission   Tickets $8
Parents/Grandparents with babies (Tuesday Film Bubs sessions only) $5
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