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Malta Story
Directed by:
Brian Desmond Hurst

"Malta Story" is a Drama/History/War film directed by Brian Desmond Hurst, released in the USA on July 16 of 1954 . Alec Guinness and Jack Hawkins are starring, alongside Anthony Steel, Muriel Pavlow, Hugh Burden and Nigel Stock.

Who directed "Malta Story":

Malta Story was directed by Brian Desmond Hurst, an Irish director, writer, and producer.

Before Malta Story, Brian Desmond Hurst had directed Scrooge, released in 1951, Hungry Hill (1947), Dangerous Moonlight (1941), The Lion Has Wings (1939), Ourselves Alone (1936). Since, he directed The Black Tent, released in 1956, Behind the Mask (1958).

When was "Malta Story" released:

Malta Story was first released on Friday, July 16, 1954, in the United States. Also released on this day was Hell Below Zero (dir. Mark Robson). This was sixty-five (65) years ago.

It has been released on Tuesday, June 23, 1953 in the United Kingdom; Friday, April 30, 1954 in France and on Friday, January 21, 1955 in Japan.

What is the casting of "Malta Story":

At the casting of Malta Story we find Alec Guinness, previously seen in The Card (1952) and The Man in the White Suit (1951); Jack Hawkins (The Cruel Sea (1953), The Planter's Wife (1952)); Anthony Steel (The Planter's Wife (1952), Something Money Can't Buy (1952)) [ more... ]

  • Jack Hawkins and Alec Guinness can both be seen in The Bridge on the River Kwai, released in 1957.
  • Jack Hawkins and Ralph Truman also worked together in Ben-Hur, released in 1959.
  • Reginald Tate and Flora Robson can be seen in Poison Pen, released in 1940.
  • Anthony Steel and Ralph Truman also appeared together in The Master of Ballantrae, released in 1953.

What is the Storyline of "Malta Story":

In 1942, Britain is trying hard to keep Malta while invasion seems imminent and Italians and Germans are regularly bombing the airfields and towns regardless. The RAF fight to survive against the odds using the few fighter aircraft available. Flight Lt. Peter Ross (Alec Guinness), an archaeologist, is posted to Egypt but is stranded in Malta due to the air attacks. He is then asked to join the RAF squadron there as an air reconnaissance pilot. He meets Maria (Muriel Pavlow), a lovely Maltese girl working [...]

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