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At the end of World War II in Burma, Canadian Royal Air Force pilot Forrester (Gregory Peck) is a loner whose bravery can't cover a streak of reckless instability. When his actions cause an injury, he is nearly transferred, but Dr. Harris (Bernard Lee) recommends pulling him from duty, due to the emotional trauma he's suffered. Forrester then accompanies Harris to a Christian missionary outpost, where he meets Anna (Win Min Than) and begins to find interest in living again.

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Gregory Peck
Squadron Leader Bill Forrester
Bernard Lee
Dr. Harris
Ram Gopal
Mr. Phang
Lyndon Brook
Carrington
Anthony Bushell
Col Aldridge
Jack McNaughton
Sgt. Ralph Brown (uncredited)
Harold Siddons
Navigator Williams (uncredited)
John Bryan
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  • Gregory Peck, as a war-weary but indomitable Canadian flier serving in Burma with the Royal Air Force, leads a grueling three-man trek through the jungle in this superior outdoor drama from Britain.

    October 21, 2019 | Full Review…
  • A British production that was far more popular in its homeland than in the U.S. -- it was a box office hit in the U.K. and earned four BAFTA nominations, including one for Best Film -- it contains a typically excellent performance by Gregory Peck.

    April 9, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • An intelligently presented World War II drama.

    May 13, 2008 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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