A Town Like Alice

Synopsis: In 1941, The advancing Japanese army captures a lot of British territory very quickly. The men are sent off to labor camps, but they have no plan on what to do with the women and children of the British. A group is sent on a forced march from place to place searching for a Women's Camp. Told from the point of view of one of the women, she meets an Australian soldier who sneaks food for them from his labor camp. After the war, she goes to Australia to see the town he was from and hopefully reunite with the soldier.
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Director(s): Jack Lee
Production: New World Video
  Won 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 4 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.2
NOT RATED
Year:
1956
117 min
6 Views

I don't want Bunty, I want

my rocking horse.

Mrs Holland, I'll put the baby's

things in this suitcase here.

Oh, Jean, what could've

happened to him?

He couldn't be so long

getting the car.

Oh, I expect it'd be difficult

getting repairs done today.

Yes, but he's been hours.

Oh, something must've happened.

[BABY CRIES]

[NOISE OF ARTILLERY FIRE

IN THE DISTANCE]

Did you hear that?

It was guns.

They must be blowing up

the bridges.

[CAR HORN BEEPING URGENTLY]

DADDY!

MR HOLLAND:

You ready, darling?

What are you doing here, Jean?

Oh, I came to give your wife

a hand, Mr Holland. But...

...now you're back I can go

and get the train.

No, you won't, you can't.

There's no transport running.

- I'll get a lift somewhere.

- No, you're in with us - sink or swim.

All set, Eileen?

- Yes, I'll be ready in a minute.

- You're ready whether you like it or not.

Just drop everything and come

along. One suitcase each.

[BABY SOBS]

Come on, darling.

Come on, Jane.

- Quick, Jane.

- Come on.

[ENGINE STUTTERS]

Phew.

[KNOCKING SOUND]

[ENGINE DIES]

[CLICKING]

That blasted mechanic.

Shall I start it, Dad?

I'll give you the word.

Try her now.

[ENGINE TURNS BU DOESN'T CATCH]

Try her again.

[ENGINE TURNS BU DOESN'T CATCH]

[CLICKING]

[DISTANT MACHINE-GUN FIRE]

Well, that's not

blowing up bridges.

You'd better get out.

Freddie, try her again.

[ENGINE TURNS AND CHILD MURMURS]

- How far have we come?

- About five or six miles.

But Penang's fifty, isn't it?

- Just about.

[SOUND OF VEHICLE

APPROACHING]

- In the ditch, quick! Come on, Freddie.

- Freddie.

- Daddy?

- Shush.

[BABY CRIES AS

VEHICLE SLOWS]

[DOOR SLAMS]

[FOOTSTEPS]

Stopped for a picnic?

- Our car's broken down.

- It's a fine time for that. Come on.

- We're making for Penang.

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