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The Resource The purple plain, the J. Arthur Rank Organisation presents a Two Cities film ; screenplay by Eric Ambler ; produced by John Bryan ; directed by Robert Parrish

The purple plain, the J. Arthur Rank Organisation presents a Two Cities film ; screenplay by Eric Ambler ; produced by John Bryan ; directed by Robert Parrish

Label
The purple plain
Title
The purple plain
Statement of responsibility
the J. Arthur Rank Organisation presents a Two Cities film ; screenplay by Eric Ambler ; produced by John Bryan ; directed by Robert Parrish
Contributor
Actor
Director
Distributor
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
After his wife is killed during the Blitz, neurotic and suicidal Squadron Leader Bill Forrester (Gregory Peck) is bent on achieving one thing in the war: his own death. Fellow airmen see him as hostile, uncommunicative and prone to nightmares and anxiety attacks. But when Forrester's plane crash-lands in enemy territory, he realizes that he must save himself in order to guide his two injured companions to safety. As they cross the Burmese desert, the WWII pilot is transformed by his love for a refugee nurse named Anna (Win Min Than). Anna helps Forrester overcome his grief and gives him the drive to survive the trek through the wilderness of Burma. A wartime film about character rather than combat
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Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Geoffrey Unsworth ; film editor, Clive Donner ; original music, John Veale
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
Language note
English or dubbed Spanish dialogue; English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1997.P87
LC item number
P87 2005
PerformerNote
Gregory Peck, Win Min Than, Brenda de Banzie, Bernard Lee, Maurice Denham, Lyndon Brook, Anthony Bushell, Josephine Griffin, Ram Gopal
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  • 1916-2003
  • 1915-1981
  • 1908-1981
  • 1909-2002
  • 1904-1997
  • 1917-
  • 1905-1974
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  • Parrish, Robert
  • Peck, Gregory
  • Bryan, John
  • Win Min Than
  • De Banzie, Brenda
  • Lee, Bernard
  • Denham, Maurice
  • Brook, Lyndon
  • Bushell, Anthony
  • Griffin, Josephine
  • Ram Gopal
  • Bates, H. E.
  • Rank Organisation
  • Two Cities Films
  • MGM Home Entertainment Inc
Runtime
102
Series statement
MGM DVD
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  • Japanese Occupation of Burma (1942-1945)
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Air pilots
  • British
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Burma
  • Aircraft accidents
  • Man-woman relationships
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Guerra Mundial II, 1939-1945
  • Aviación
  • Relaciones hombre-mujer
  • Air pilots
  • Aircraft accidents
  • British
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Military campaigns
  • Military operations, Aerial
  • Psychological aspects
  • Burma
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The purple plain, the J. Arthur Rank Organisation presents a Two Cities film ; screenplay by Eric Ambler ; produced by John Bryan ; directed by Robert Parrish
Link
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047376/
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Based on the novel by H.E. Bates
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1954
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm60330242
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Full screen.
Extent
1 videodisc (102 min.)
Isbn
9780792866602
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
027616921703
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
1008132
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)60330242
System details
DVD, region 1, full screen presentation; mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The purple plain, the J. Arthur Rank Organisation presents a Two Cities film ; screenplay by Eric Ambler ; produced by John Bryan ; directed by Robert Parrish
Link
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047376/
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Based on the novel by H.E. Bates
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1954
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm60330242
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Full screen.
Extent
1 videodisc (102 min.)
Isbn
9780792866602
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
027616921703
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
1008132
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)60330242
System details
DVD, region 1, full screen presentation; mono
Video recording format
DVD

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