The Malta Story Poster

Release Date: 1954

DVD Release Date: December 16th, 2008

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary
During World War II, British photo-reconnaissance pilot Peter (Alec Guinness) discovers that the Italians are planning a secret invasion of Malta, a strategically important island nation critical to keeping the Allied supply lines open. Though they have few resources left, Peter and his commanding officer, Frank (Jack Hawkins), resolve to fight off the enemy and save the island. At the same time, Peter struggles to keep his relationship with a local girl from falling apart.

Cast: Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Anthony Steele, Muriel Pavlow, Flora Robson, Renée Asherson, Ralph Truman, Reginald Tate

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst

Genres: War

Keywords: Melodramatic, Soldier, Sacrifice, Love, 1940s, Suspenseful, Rivalry, Quest, Inspiring