Three Came Home

1950, Drama, 1h 46m

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Agnes Keith (Claudette Colbert) and husband Harry (Patric Knowles) have lived in Borneo for years. Harry is a British officer, while Agnes has written a well-known book on the country. Their lives are disrupted when the Japanese invade in December 1941. With men sent to one prison camp, and women and children to another, the couple must survive apart despite cruel treatment by their captors. For three years, their physical stamina will be tested by malaria and sadistic prison wardens.

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  • Oct 15, 2013
    If war is hell for men, what must it be like for women? Caught with their men in Borneo in front of an invading Japanese army, and then taken prisoner, the movie focuses on an American wife (and their son) of a British public servant - ordered to remain at their posts. How they survive is played for poignancy, and Claudette Colbert (nearly too matronly for the role) is up for that task. The work belongs though to Sessue Hayakawa and his stunning portrayal of a man of the world figuratively caught and imprisoned by the same war. His reaction to the bombing of Hiroshima is reason alone to see this surprisingly (for a 'woman's movie') harrowing tale.
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  • Feb 04, 2009
    Even in the midst of a Japanese concentration camp, Claudette Colbert's poise and class shines through. What an amazing, beautiful human being.
    Randy T Super Reviewer
  • Aug 28, 2007
    very good drama about life in a slant-eye P.O.W. camp. the most touching moment being when the commanding officer takes some of the children home for some food and breaks down. claudette colbert was more than satisfactory in her role as the women taking care of child and seperated from her husband. the one bit i either missed or didn't make sense of was that she was pregnant at the beginning wasn't she? did that just go away or what? maybe i was making a cup of tea when that bit was on. if anyone can fill me in then feel free to post me a comment
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  • Feb 06, 2007
    Sensitive and humane portaryal of life in a Japanese women's prisoner of war camp with a great sense of location and a very moving performance by Sessue Hayakawa as the commandant. (A role he would reprise in David Lean's Bridge On the River Kwai)
    xGary X Super Reviewer

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