A Town Like Alice Poster

Release Date: 1956

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary
This drama, based on the book by Nevil Shute, focuses on Jean Paget (Virginia McKenna), a British office worker captured by the Japanese in Malaysia during World War II. Kept with other women prisoners, Jean eventually meets Australian soldier Joe Harman (Peter Finch), who secretly aids the weary group by stealing food. When Joe's actions are discovered, he is punished, and Jean assumes him to be dead. However, years later, she finds out he may still be alive, and sets out in search of him.

Cast: Virginia McKenna, Peter Finch, Kenji Takaki, Jean Anderson, Marie Lohr, Maureen Swanson

Director: Jack Lee

Genres: Drama

Keywords: 1940s, Quest, Spirited, Survival, Love, London, Soldier, Engaging

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Awards

Nominated British Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1956)
Winner British Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1956)
Winner British Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1956)
Nominated Film and British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1956)