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A Town Like Alice 1956 123movies

A Town Like Alice 1956 123movies

A tale of survival.Mar. 01, 1956117 Min.
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#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In 1941, the advancing Japanese army captures a lot of British territory very quickly. The men are sent off to labor camps, but they have no plan on what to do with the women and children of the British. A group is sent on a forced march from place to place searching for a Women’s Camp. Told from the point of view of one of the women, she meets an Australian soldier who sneaks food for them from his labor camp. After the war, she goes to Australia to see the town he was from and hopefully reunite with the soldier.
Plot: In 1941, The advancing Japanese army captures a lot of British territory very quickly. The men are sent off to labor camps, but they have no plan on what to do with the women and children of the British.
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An often overlooked subject in WWII films
I have just posted a comment on “Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence” directed by Nagisa Oshima in the early 1980s. The main originality of MCML does not lie in its subject, as other films have dealt with Prisoner-of-War camps under the Japanese rule, the most famous of them remaining “The Bridge on the River Kwai” by David Lean (1957). As MCML is a much more recent film, it might be considered as a more realistic approach to the daily life in a camp under such circumstances; yet realistic films on this subject appeared as early as in the 1950s with works like “A Town like Alice” directed by Jack Lee, which was rejected in its time by the Cannes Film Festival for its shocking content and violence — a sharp contrast with often romanticized productions where war has a glamorous aspect. “A Town like Alice” is also original for it tells war from the point of view of women, and women in conflicts are often ignored by war movies.

It has been years now since I watched “A Town like Alice”. I remember it as a good and honest film about the conflict with the Japanese in the Far East. Virginia McKenna as a British nurse and Peter Finch were both convincing. It may be not the best film on WWII, yet it has an authenticity and favors a psychological and realistic approach to the characters than can attract many viewers, not just war movies freaks.

By the way, the title is a reference to the town of Alice Springs, where the story ends.

Review By: GrandeMarguerite Rating: 7 Date: 2006-08-21
Strong drama
I’ve never read the novel upon which this film is based upon, but I’m interested in reading it now after seeing this very good film. Told in flashback, it’s a WW2 drama with a difference, as we trade in the battlefields for the harrowing experiences of a group of English women who are forced on a Japanese death march through Malaya. It’s a starkly realistic film, with many confronting scenes as the women have to drawn on every last emotional and physical reserve they have to survive. It feels so realistic and draws you into the storyline so much that when character after character succumbs to the awful trek it’s like a knife through the heart. And when the women finally get to bathe after weeks of marching through the swamps, we feel their relief too. Virginia McKenna is the lead actress as young Jean Paget, and while McKenna may not be the world’s greatest actress she’s a good fit for the role, determined with a winning smile and warmth. The supporting actresses are colourful and each bring something different to the film. Peter Finch plays the Australian soldier Joe who falls for McKenna, and she for him. The “Alice” of the title is of course Alice Springs, NT, where Finch works on a station. Alice becomes a symbol of hope and comfort. He’s charming and they have terrific chemistry together. I understand the ending is romanticized (but, hey, that’s Hollywood for you!), but I liked it. Great cinematography and location shooting in Malaya and Australia (is this the first feature film to show the interior of Australia?), and strong direction from Australian Jack Lee
Review By: jem132 Rating: 8 Date: 2009-04-09

Other Information:

Original Title A Town Like Alice
Release Date 1956-03-01
Release Year 1956

Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 57 min (117 min)
Budget 0
Revenue 0
Status Released
Rated Not Rated
Genre Drama, Romance, War
Director Jack Lee
Writer Nevil Shute, W.P. Lipscomb, Richard Mason
Actors Virginia McKenna, Peter Finch, Kenji Takaki
Country United Kingdom
Awards Won 2 BAFTA Film 2 wins & 5 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Website N/A


Technical Information:

Sound Mix Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Aspect Ratio 1.66 : 1
Camera N/A
Laboratory N/A
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm

A Town Like Alice 1956 123movies
Original title A Town Like Alice
TMDb Rating 6 22 votes

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