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DVDs DVDs | Metro Goldwyn Mayer Home Entertainment | c2005 | [Full screen version.]
Available at Adult DVD-Feature Film (Call number: DVD P DRAMA)
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Imprint
Santa Monica, Calif. : Metro Goldwyn Mayer Home Entertainment, c2005.
Edition
[Full screen version.]
Descript
1 videodisc (ca. 102 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Det
DVD; mono.
Note
Includes English and dubbed Spanish language soundtracks, with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish.
Closed-captioned.
Cast
Gregory Peck and Win Min Than; also starring Brenda de Banzie, Bernard Lee, Maurice Denham, Lyndon Brook, Anthony Bushell, Josephine Griffin, and Ram Gopal.
Credits
Producers, John Bryan, Earl St. John ; director, Robert Parrish ; adaptation, Eric Ambler ; film editor, Clive Donner ; original music, John Veale.
Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1954.
Adapted from a novel by H.E. Bates.
Audience
MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary
After his wife is killed during the Blitz, neurotic and suicidal Squadron Leader Bill Forrester (Gregory Peck) is bent on achieving one thing in the war: his own death. Fellow airmen see him as hostile, incommunicative and prone to nightmares and anxiety attacks. But when Forrester's plane crash-lands in enemy territory, he realizes that he must save himself in order to guide his two injured companions to safety. As they cross the Burmese desert, the WWII pilot is transformed by his love for a refugee nurse named Anna (Win Min Than). Anna helps Forrester overcome his grief and gives him the drive to survive the trek through the wilderness of Burma. A wartime film about character rather than combat.
Local Note
MW, 7-10
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ISBN
0792866606 (DVD)
9780792866602 (DVD)
ISBN/ISSN
027616921703
Music #
1008132 Metro Goldwyn Mayer Home Entertainment
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