A Town Like Alice (Rape of Malaya)
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A Town Like Alice (Rape of Malaya)
A harrowing WWII drama that was a huge critical and commercial success in England, this British production was based on a novel by Nevil Shute. During the war, a group of prisoners, mostly women and children, are led by Japanese soldiers on a brutal march through Malaysia. Some die by the roadside and others are sadistically tortured. One of the women, Jean Paget (Virginia McKenna), is befriended by an Australian man who is also a prisoner of war, Joe Harman (Peter Finch). Joe tells Jean about his hometown of Alice Springs, an oasis in the Australian outback. When he steals a chicken to feed… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An engaging historic romance in which the romantic relationship is the least successful thing about the movie."
‑ Christopher Lloyd, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
"Harrowing but dated WWII drama."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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