A Town Like Alice1956

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A Town Like Alice
Directed by:
Jack Lee

Directed by Jack Lee, "A Town Like Alice" (also known as "Mia vita comincia in Malesia, La", "Marsch durch die Hölle", "Rape of Malaya") is a Crime/Drama/War film, released on September 21 of 1958 in the USA , starring Virginia McKenna, Peter Finch, Tran Van Khe, Jean Anderson, Marie Lohr and Maureen Swanson.

Who directed "A Town Like Alice":

A Town Like Alice was directed by Jack Lee, an English director, and writer.

Before making A Town Like Alice, Jack Lee had directed The Wooden Horse, released in 1950, The Woman in the Hall (1947). Since, he directed The Captain's Table, released in 1959.

When was "A Town Like Alice" released:

A Town Like Alice was initally released in the United States on Sunday, September 21, 1958.. This was sixty (60) years ago.

It has been released on Tuesday, March 06, 1956 in the United Kingdom and on Wednesday, October 31, 1956 in Japan.

What is the casting of "A Town Like Alice":

At the casting of A Town Like Alice we find Virginia McKenna, previously seen in The Ship That Died of Shame (1955) and The Cruel Sea (1953); Peter Finch (The Dark Avenger (1955), Passage Home (1955)); Tran Van Khe [ more... ]

  • Geoffrey Keen and Vincent Ball also appeared together in The Long Arm, released in 1956.
  • Tim Turner and Peter Finch also appeared together in Operation Amsterdam, released in 1959.

What is the Storyline of "A Town Like Alice":

In Post-WW2 London, a young woman, Jean Paget, is informed by solicitor Noel Strachan that she has a large inheritence. Asked what she wants to do, Jean decides to travel to Malaya to build a well in a small village.

Jean goes to the village and arranges for the well to be dug. The women will not now have to walk so far each day to collect water, as they have always done. She recalls her life in the village for three years of the war.

The film flashes back to when Jean was working in an office [...]

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