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A Town Like Alice (1956)

Not Rated
117 min | Drama, Romance, War

A newly wealthy English woman returns to Malaya to build a well for the villagers who helped her during war. Thinking back, she recalls the Australian man who made a great sacrifice to aid her and her fellow prisoners of war.
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Nevil Shute (novel) | W.P. Lipscomb (screenplay) | Richard Mason (screenplay)
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Updated Mar 1, 1956

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Sep 21, 1958 (United States)

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Virginia McKenna
Jean Paget Jean Paget   See fewer
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Peter Finch
Joe Harman Joe Harman   See fewer
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Kenji Takaki
Japanese Sergeant (as Takagi) Japanese Sergeant (as Takagi)   See fewer
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Tran Van Khe
Captain Sugaya Captain Sugaya   See fewer
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Jean Anderson
Miss Horsefall Miss Horsefall   See fewer
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Marie Lohr
Mrs. Dudley Frost Mrs. Dudley Frost   See fewer
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Nora Nicholson
Mrs. Frith Mrs. Frith   See fewer
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Eileen Moore
Mrs. Holland Mrs. Holland   See fewer
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John Fabian
Mr. Holland Mr. Holland   See fewer
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Tim Turner
British Sergeant British Sergeant   See fewer
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Vu Ngoc Tuan
Captain Yanata Captain Yanata   See fewer
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Munesato Yamada
Captain Takata (as Yamada) Captain Takata (as Yamada)   See fewer
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Nakanishi
Captain Nishi Captain Nishi   See fewer
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Otokichi Ikeda
Kempetei Sergeant (as Ikeda) Kempetei Sergeant (as Ikeda)   See fewer
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Geoffrey Keen
Solicitor Solicitor   See fewer
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June Shaw
Mrs. Graham Mrs. Graham   See fewer
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Armine Sandford
Mrs. Carstairs Mrs. Carstairs   See fewer
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Mary Allen
Mrs. Anderson Mrs. Anderson   See fewer
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Virginia Clay
Mrs. Knowles Mrs. Knowles   See fewer
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Bay White
Mrs. Davies Mrs. Davies   See fewer
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Philippa Morgan
Mrs. Lindsay Mrs. Lindsay   See fewer
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Dorothy Moss
Mrs. O'Brien Mrs. O'Brien   See fewer
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Gwenda Ewen
Mrs. Rhodes Mrs. Rhodes   See fewer
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Josephine Miller
Daphne Adams Daphne Adams   See fewer
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Sanny Bin Hussan
Mat Amin Mat Amin   See fewer
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Charles Marshall
Well Digger Well Digger   See fewer
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Jane White
Brenda Brenda   See fewer
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Cameron Moore
Freddie Freddie   See fewer
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Dominic Lieven
Michael Rhodes Michael Rhodes   See fewer
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Peter John
Timothy Timothy   See fewer
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Meg Buckenham
Mary Graham Mary Graham   See fewer
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Sam Kydd
Australian Driver (uncredited) Australian Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Peter Madden
Aussie POW (uncredited) Aussie POW (uncredited)   See fewer
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Russell Napier
Jack Burns (uncredited) Jack Burns (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.2 / 10 | 1,203 votes