The Purple Plain

The Purple Plain

Gregory Peck
Director: Robert Parrish Cast: Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck
, Win Min Than
Win Min Than
, Bernard Lee
Bernard Lee
Robert Parrish

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An H.E. Bates novel was the source for this psychological wartime drama set in Burma. Canadian pilot Gregory Peck and two comrades-in-arms crash in the Burmese wilds. The three men are forced to hack and crawl their way to safety, surrounded on all sides by the Japanese. Peck's subordinates don't completely trust their leader, and not without reason: Peck's nerves have been at the breaking point for months, and this experience may send him around the bend. But the ordeal strengthens Peck's psyche. Despite its American star, director and distributor (United Artists), The Purple Plain is a British production; thanks to its top-drawer production values and evocative color photography by Geoffrey Unsworth, the film brought in customers on both sides of the big pond.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/14/2014
UPC: 0883904304500
Original Release: 1954
Rating: NR
Source: Mgm Mod
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:42:00
Sales rank: 8,136

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gregory Peck Forrester
Win Min Than Anna
Bernard Lee Dr. Harris
Maurice Denham Blore
Lyndon Brook Carrington
Ram Gopal Mr. Phang
Brenda de Banzie Miss McNab
Anthony Bushell Cmdr. Aldridge
Jack McNaughton Sgt. Brown
Harold Siddons Navigator Williams
Peter Arne Flight Lieutenant
Josephine Griffin Mrs. Forrester
Lane Meddick Radio Operator
John A. Tinn Burmese Jeweler
Dorothy Alison Nurse

Technical Credits
Robert Parrish Director
Eric Ambler Screenwriter
John Bryan Producer
Clive Donner Editor
Roy Goddard Production Manager
Muir Mathieson Musical Direction/Supervision
Jack Maxsted Art Director
Geoffrey Rodway Makeup
Dario Simoni Set Decoration/Design
Earl St. John Executive Producer
Charles Staffell Special Effects
Geoffrey Unsworth Cinematographer
John Veale Score Composer
Bill Warrington Special Effects

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Purple Plain
1. Main Title/Burma 1945 [:08]
2. "Round The Bend" [6:53]
3. Memories [5:59]
4. Little-Known Land [6:55]
5. Released [5:18]
6. Dinner And A Song [6:02]
7. In Shock [6:59]
8. "Always" [6:25]
9. Going Down [6:03]
10. Inside Enemy Lines [5:04]
11. The Only Choice [1:03]
12. Written Off [6:26]
13. Gone! [6:26]
14. End Of The Line [6:09]
15. Facing Facts [7:27]
16. Reason To Live [5:32]
17. Chapter 17 [7:02]
18. Chapter 18 [5:57]

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