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SATURDAY CINEMA

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The Purple Plain starring
GREGORY PECK with Win Min Than, Bernard Lee
Maurice Denham, Lyndon Brook Ram Gopal
Screenplay by ERIC AMBLER based on the novel by H. E. BATES Directed by Robert Parrish
Produced by John Bryan
In the sweltering Burmese jungle in 1945, the officers and men of an R.A.F. outpost become increasingly concerned over the behaviour of the officer who had led them on many missions against the Japanese.
Playing Forrester, the officer in question, is Gregory Peck, one of Hollywood's most durable stars. In the early days of his career he was very much a heart-throb star, but as he grew older he established himself firmly as an actor of considerable talent. In this film, he portrays a man facing a nervous breakdown, but still carrying a weight of responsibility for the lives of others. Much of the film was shot on location in Ceylon and Burma which lends a great air of authenticity.

Contributors

Play By: Eric Ambler
Novel By: H. E. Bates
Directed By: Robert Parrish
Produced By: John Bryan
Forrester: Gregory Peck
Anna: Win Min Than
Dr Harris: Bernard Lee
Blore: Maurice Denham
Mr Phang: Ram Gopal
Miss McNab: Brenda de Banzie
Carrington: Lyndon Brook
Aldridge: Anthony Bushell

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