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Release Date: April 21st, 2008

DVD Release Date: May 6th, 2003

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 13 min

Plot Summary
Screen adaptation of James Clavell's best-selling novel about a group of English, American and Australian prisoners in a Singapore POW camp during World War II. When an American officer bribes the Japanese camp commanders to provide him with better living conditions, tension arises between him and his fellow prisoners.

Cast: George Segal, Tom Courtenay, James Fox, Patrick O'Neal, Todd Armstrong, Sammy Reese, Joseph Turkel, Michael Stroka

Director: Bryan Forbes

Genres: War

Production Co: Coleytown

Keywords: Friend, Friendship, Engaging, Soldier, Tense, Quest, Survival, 1940s, Rivalry


Nominated United Nations Award
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1965)
Nominated Art Direction (Black-and-White)
Nominated Cinematography (Black-and-White)