A Town like Alice

United Kingdom, 1956

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Virginia McKenna and Peter Finch give towering performances in this moving story about a party of women compelled to trek through the Malayan jungle during World War II, because no Japanese officer will take responsibility for their care and feeding. Based on Nevil 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.



Jack Lee


Joseph Janni

production company

Rank Organisation Film Productions






Black and White

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