A Town Like Alice


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Virginia McKenna stars alongside Oscar winner Peter Finch in this acclaimed adaptation of Nevil Shute's moving novel. Winning multiple awards (including BAFTAs for both McKenna and Finch), A Town Like Alice

Jean Paget, an English woman take prisoner by the Japanese, is among a group of woman and children forced to trek through Malaya during occupation. During her ordeal she meets captive Australian Joe Harman and there is an instant magnetism between them; as they talk, Jean learns about Joe's hometown of Alice Springs, and his hope of returning there one day.

To relieve the suffering of the woman and children, Joe steals some chickens from the sadistic Captain Sugaya, but when he is caught Sugaya order Joe to be executed in front of Jean and the others...

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