The Purple Plain


The Purple Plain (1955)




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An Eric Ambler novel was the source for this psychological wartime drama set in Burma. Canadian pilot Gregory Peck and two comrades-in-arms crash in the Burmese wilds. The three men are forced to hack and crawl their way to safety, surrounded on all sides by the Japanese.

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Gregory Peck
as Forrester
Bernard Lee
as Dr. Harris
Ram Gopal
as Mr. Phang
Brenda De Banzie
as Miss McNab
Lyndon Brook
as Carrington
Anthony Bushell
as Cmdr. Aldridge
Jack McNaughton
as Sgt. Brown
Harold Siddons
as Navigator Williams
Peter Arne
as Flight Lieutenant
Josephine Griffin
as Mrs. Forrester
Lane Meddick
as Radio Operator
John A. Tinn
as Burmese Jeweler
Soo Ah Song
as Old Woman
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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.

Apr 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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