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Title The Purple plain [videorecording] / a J. Arthur Rank Organization presentation ; produced by John Bryan ; screenplay by Eric Ambler ; directed by Robert Parrish.

Publication Info. Santa Monica, Calif. : Metro Goldwyn Mayer Home Entertainment, [2005]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Geneseo PL Audio Visual - GPLG-7  DVD F PU    AVAILABLE
 South Beloit PL DVD & Video - SBLY-11  DVD PUR #1193    AVAILABLE
Edition Full screen.
Description 1 videodisc (approximately 102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Note "MGM DVD"--Container.
System Details DVD, region 1, full screen presentation; mono.
Credits Adapted by Eric Ambler from a novel by H.E. Bates; produced by John Bryan, Earl St. John; film editor, Clive Donner; original music, John Veale.
Cast Gregory Peck and Win Min Than; also starring Brenda de Banzie, Bernard Lee, Maurice Denham, Lyndon Brook, Anthony Bushell, Josephine Griffin, and Ram Gopal.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1954.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
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, incommunicative 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.
Language English or Spanish dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations -- Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Burma -- Drama.
Air pilots -- Burma -- Drama.
English -- Burma -- Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Psychological aspects -- Drama.
Aircraft accidents -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Guerra Mundial II, 1939-1945 -- Operaciones aéreas -- Teatro.
Aviación -- Accidentes -- Teatro.
Relaciones hombre-mujer -- Teatro.
Burma -- History -- Japanese occupation, 1942-1945 -- Drama.
Genre/Form War films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Parrish, Robert.
Peck, Gregory, 1916-2003.
Win Min Than.
Bates, H. E. (Herbert Ernest), 1905-1974. Purple plain.
MGM Home Entertainment Inc.
ISBN 0792866606 DVD
Standard No. 027616921703
Music No. 1008132 Metro Goldwyn Mayer Home Entertainment

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