Set against the brutal chaos of World War II, a love story begins that will take two lovers through a living nightmare of captibity, across three continents and two decades. From the steamy jungles of Malaya to the dusty and desolate outback of Australia.
Based on Nevil Shute's international bestselling novel, 'A Town Like Alice' follows the lives of Jean Pagent 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.
Winner of numerous international awards.
Winner of the Australian Oscar for "Breaker Morant"
Nevil Shute (novel)
Cast (in credits order)
Helen Morse .... Jean Paget
Bryan Brown .... Joe Harmon
Gordon Jackson .... Noel Strachan
Dorothy Alison .... Mrs. Frith
Yuki Shimoda .... Sergeant Mifune
Anna Volska .... Sally Wilson-Hayes
Donald MacDonald .... Derek Wilson-Hayes
Pat Evison .... Mrs. Collard
Richard Narita .... Catain Sugamo
Arkie Whiteley .... Annie
Lorna Lesley .... Rose
Lucy Bell .... Jane
Sean Hinton .... Freddie
Debbie Baile .... Audrey
Cecily Polson .... Eileen
John Lee .... Lester 'Les'
John Howard .... Jean's Brother
John Allen .... Bill Holland
Hatsuo Uda .... Captain Koniata
Maurie Fields .... Al
Maggie Dence .... Mrs. O'Connor
Peter Collingwood .... Dr. Kennedy
Tim McKenzie .... Pete
Steve Bisley .... Tim
Tommy Lewis .... Bourneville
Ed Turley .... Police Sergeant
Anne Haddy .... Aggie Topp
Joan Lord .... Miss Carter
Derek Wyness .... Don Curtis
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Zain Ariff .... Village Headman
Zainal Aziz .... Well Digger
Kenneth Brown .... Ben Leggat
Runtime: 301 min
Country: Australia / USA
Trivia: This was the first non-British production to air in the U.S. on "Masterpiece Theatre" (1971).