A Town Like Alice (1956)

  • February 26, 2023 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Sunday
  • Oldham Theatre


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Director: Jack Lee
Runtime: 117 mins
Country: UK, Australia
Language: English
Rating: TBA

Full Synopsis

After receiving an unexpected inheritance, a young Englishwoman returns to the Malayan village where she had sought refuge during the Japanese Occupation. She recalls her gruelling journey across the country alongside the women who were taken as prisoners-of-war. Left to care for three young children, Jean Paget (Virginia McKenna) was aided by an Australian soldier and fellow prisoner, Joe Harman (Peter Finch). Years after a painful separation, Jean learns of Joe’s whereabouts, and sets off in search of the brave soldier who made the ultimate sacrifice for her.

While much of the film was shot in England’s Pinewood Studios, several scenes in this adaptation of Neville Shute’s bestselling romance were filmed on site in Johor Bahru, Penang and Singapore. The third most popular film at the British box office that year, A Town Like Alice won McKenna and Finch BAFTA awards for Best Actress and Actor respectively.


This film is part of the programme 3 Films about the Pacific War. For the full programme lineup please click here.

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