The Purple Plain Poster

Release Date: 1954

DVD Release Date: April 19th, 2005

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
At the end of World War II in Burma, Canadian Royal Air Force pilot Forrester (Gregory Peck) is a loner whose bravery can't cover a streak of reckless instability. When his actions cause an injury, he is nearly transferred, but Dr. Harris (Bernard Lee) recommends pulling him from duty, due to the emotional trauma he's suffered. Forrester then accompanies Harris to a Christian missionary outpost, where he meets Anna (Win Min Than) and begins to find interest in living again.

Cast: Gregory Peck, Win Min Than, Bernard Lee, Maurice Denham, Brenda De Banzie, Ram Gopal, Lyndon Brook, Anthony Bushell

Director: Robert Parrish

Genres: Adventure

Keywords: Tense, Sister, Rescue, Transformation, Melodramatic, 1940s


Nominated Film and British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1954)
Nominated British Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1954)