The Purple Plain

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Squadron Commander Forrester is on a transport flight over Burma in 1945 when his plane crashes. He and his passenger, Blore, attempt to trek through the jungle to safety with their injured navigator. Forrester is stern and hard after the loss of his... read more
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Squadron Commander Forrester is on a transport flight over Burma in 1945 when his plane crashes. He and his passenger, Blore, attempt to trek through the jungle to safety with their injured navigator. Forrester is stern and hard after the loss of his wife earlier in the war, but his heart is softened by the kindness of a beautiful Burmese girl, Anna, and her friend, Miss Menab, a missionary. Blore cannot cope with the pressure and shoots himself, which leaves Forrester with the most gruelling test yet - to struggle back to base with the wounded navigator on his back.

Original Release

11/25/1954

Cast

Gregory Peck Squadron Leader Bill Forrester
Win Min Than Anna
Brenda De Banzie Miss McNab (as Brenda De Banzie)
Bernard Lee Dr. Harris
Maurice Denham Blore
Lyndon Brook Carrington
Anthony Bushell Group Captain Aldridge
Josephine Griffin Mrs. Bill Forrester
Ram Gopal Mr. Phang
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Robert Parrish

Writers

H.E. Bates, Eric Ambler

Cast

Gregory Peck Squadron Leader Bill Forrester
Win Min Than Anna
Brenda De Banzie Miss McNab (as Brenda De Banzie)
Bernard Lee Dr. Harris
Maurice Denham Blore
Lyndon Brook Carrington
Anthony Bushell Group Captain Aldridge
Josephine Griffin Mrs. Bill Forrester
Ram Gopal Mr. Phang

Producers

Earl St. John Executive Producer
John Bryan Producer

Editors

Clive Donner

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