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Program Title
A Town Like Alice

Based On
The novel by Nevil Shute

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Set against the brutal chaos of World War II, this adaptation of Nevil Shute's love story centers on two prisoners of war--Jean Paget and Joe Harmon--whose romance begins during the Japanese takeover of Malaya in World War II and concludes in the vast Australian outback. When the story begins, Japanese troops are about to invade Malaya. A group of resident Englishwomen and children--Jean included--are captured. As humiliated prisoners of war, they are forced on a death march across the country. Thus begins Jean's (and Joe's) journey across three continents and several years...

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Cast Characters
Bryan Brown Joe Harmon
Helen Morse Jean Paget
Gordon Jackson Noel Strachan
Dorothy Alison Mrs. Frith
Anna Volska
Donald Macdonald
Jennifer West
Yuki Shimoda Sergeant Mifune
Richard Narita
Zain Ariff
Zainal Aziz
Antony Groser
John Lee
Joan Lord
Peter Collingwood
Maggie Dence
Lorna Lesley Rose
Maurie Fields
Arkie Whiteley
Tim McKenzie
Lois Ramsay
Isobel Kirk


Producer: Henry Crawford
Director: David Stevens

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