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

Contributor(s): Parrish, Robert | Peck, Gregory, 1916-2003 | Win Min Than | De Banzie, Brenda, 1915-1981 | Lee, Bernard, 1908-1981 | Denham, Maurice, 1909-2002 | Brook, Lyndon | Bushell, Anthony, 1904-1997 | Griffin, Josephine | Ram Gopal, 1917- | Bates, H. E. (Herbert Ernest), 1905-1974. Purple plain | Rank Organisation | Two Cities Films | MGM Home Entertainment Inc.
Material type: FilmFilmSeries: MGM DVD: Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : Metro Goldwyn Mayer Home Entertainment, [2005]Edition: Full screen.Description: 1 videodisc (102 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 0792866606 (DVD); 9780792866602 (DVD).Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations -- Drama | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Burma -- Drama | Air pilots -- Burma -- Drama | British -- Burma -- Drama | World War, 1939-1945 -- Psychological aspects -- Drama | Burma -- History -- Japanese occupation, 1942-1945 -- Drama | Aircraft accidents -- Drama | Man-woman relationships -- Drama | Guerra Mundial II, 1939-1945 -- Operaciones aéreas -- Teatro | Aviación -- Accidentes -- Teatro | Relaciones hombre-mujer -- TeatroGenre/Form: War films. | War films. | Feature films. | Video recordings for the hearing impaired.DDC classification: 791.43/72 LOC classification: PN1997.P87 | P87 2005
Production Credits: Director of photography, Geoffrey Unsworth ; film editor, Clive Donner ; original music, John Veale.
Cast: Gregory Peck, Win Min Than, Brenda de Banzie, Bernard Lee, Maurice Denham, Lyndon Brook, Anthony Bushell, Josephine Griffin, Ram Gopal.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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DVD, region 1, full screen presentation; mono.

English or dubbed Spanish dialogue; English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.

Gregory Peck, Win Min Than, Brenda de Banzie, Bernard Lee, Maurice Denham, Lyndon Brook, Anthony Bushell, Josephine Griffin, Ram Gopal.

Director of photography, Geoffrey Unsworth ; film editor, Clive Donner ; original music, John Veale.

Based on the novel by H.E. Bates.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1954.

MPAA rating: Not rated.

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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