A Town Like Alice

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Set against the brutal chaos of World War II, a love story begins that will take two lovers through a living nightmare of captivity, across three continents and two decades. From the steamy jungles of Malaya to the dusty and desolate outback of Australia Based on Nevil Shute' international bestselling novel A TOWN LIKE ALICE follows the lives of Jean Paget and Joe Harman. Meeting in Malaya--she an attractive young English captive and he a cheerful Australian POW tortured for a simple act of kindness. Separated first by their captors then by the distance of passing years, the two are finally reunited in the rugged outback of Australia-to face a challenge every bit as demanding as their wartime trials.

  1. Rosemary Anne Sisson


  2. Nevil Shute


  3. Tom Hegarty


  4. David Stevens


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  1. Helen Morse

    Helen Morse

    Jean Paget

  2. Bryan Brown

    Bryan Brown

    Joe Harman

  3. Gordon Jackson

    Gordon Jackson

    Noel Strachan

  4. DA

    Dorothy Alison

    Mrs. Frith

  5. YS

    Yuki Shimoda

    Sergeant Mifune

  6. AV

    Anna Volska

    Sally Wilson-Hayes

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 5h 1m

Budget -

Revenue -

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  • October 4, 1981



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