A Town Like Alice (DVD)
Virginia McKenna stars alongside Oscar winner Peter Finch in this acclaimed adaptation of Nevil Shutes moving novel.
Winning multiple awards (including BAFTAs for both McKenna and Finch), A Town Like Alice is featured here in a brand-new new transfer from original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.
Jean Paget, a prisoner in a Japanese PoW camp, is forced to trek through Malaya at bayonet point during the occupation. During her ordeal she meets captive Australian Joe Harman and there is an instant magnetism between them. As they talk to each other during their confinement, Jean learns about Joes hometown of Alice Springs, and his hope of returning there one day. To relieve the sufferings of the women prisoners, Joe steals a quantity of chickens from the sadistic Captain Sugaya, but when he is caught Sugaya orders Joe to be executed in front of Jean and the others...
A Profile of A Town Like Alice documentary
Peter Finch and Virginia McKenna archive interviews
Running Time: 112 minutes
Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
Release Date: 6 Mar. 2017