PG certificateA Town Like Alice is a Film programme that first aired in 1956 and has been classified a PG certificate.

A Town Like Alice is a 4 star programme

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A Town Like Alice (1956)

Directed by
Jack Lee

Taut Second World War drama reflecting the experience of the generation of Australians that fought the war against the Japanese. Jean Paget is among a group of women trapped in Malaya who are forced to walk hundreds of miles in search of food and shelter by the Japanese army. But Australian soldier Joe Harman sneaks food to them from his labour camp. After the war, Jean visits Joe in his home town of Alice Springs, but finds that her life is none too easy. Both Finch and McKenna won BAFTAs for their performances.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 100 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1956

4/5 Stars

Classification: PG Certificate

Production Country: UK

Filmed in Black and White


Image for Virginia McKennaVirginia McKenna...Jean Paget
Image for Peter FinchPeter Finch...Joe Harman
Kenji Takagi...Japanese Sgt.
Tran Van Khe...Cap. Sugaya
Jean Anderson...Miss Horsefall
Marie Lohr...Mrs. Dudley Frost
Maureen Swanson...Ellen
Renee Houston...Ebbey
Nora Nicholson...Mrs. Frith
Eileen Moore...Mrs. Holland
John Fabian...Mr. Holland
Vincent Ball...Ben
Tim Turner...British Sgt.
Vu Ngoc Tuan...Cap. Yanata