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The Resource The Purple plain, a J. Arthur Rank Organization presentation ; produced by John Bryan ; screenplay by Eric Ambler ; directed by Robert Parrish, (DVD)

The Purple plain, a J. Arthur Rank Organization presentation ; produced by John Bryan ; screenplay by Eric Ambler ; directed by Robert Parrish, (DVD)

Label
The Purple plain
Title
The Purple plain
Statement of responsibility
a J. Arthur Rank Organization presentation ; produced by John Bryan ; screenplay by Eric Ambler ; directed by Robert Parrish
Contributor
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, 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
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
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
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
Language note
English or Spanish dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Gregory Peck and Win Min Than; also starring Brenda de Banzie, Bernard Lee, Maurice Denham, Lyndon Brook, Anthony Bushell, Josephine Griffin, and Ram Gopal
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1916-2003
  • 1905-1974
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Parrish, Robert
  • Peck, Gregory
  • Win Min Than
  • Bates, H. E.
  • MGM Home Entertainment Inc
Runtime
102
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Air pilots
  • British
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Burma
  • Aircraft accidents
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Guerra Mundial II, 1939-1945
  • Aviación
  • Relaciones hombre-mujer
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The Purple plain, a J. Arthur Rank Organization presentation ; produced by John Bryan ; screenplay by Eric Ambler ; directed by Robert Parrish, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "MGM DVD"--Container
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1954
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
ocm60330242
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Full screen.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 102 min.)
Isbn
9780792866602
Isbn Type
(DVD)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
027616921703
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
1008132
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)60330242
  • a833396
System details
DVD, region 1, full screen presentation; mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The Purple plain, a J. Arthur Rank Organization presentation ; produced by John Bryan ; screenplay by Eric Ambler ; directed by Robert Parrish, (DVD)
Publication
Note
  • "MGM DVD"--Container
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1954
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
ocm60330242
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Full screen.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 102 min.)
Isbn
9780792866602
Isbn Type
(DVD)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
027616921703
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
1008132
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)60330242
  • a833396
System details
DVD, region 1, full screen presentation; mono
Video recording format
DVD

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