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1. The Letter (1940)

Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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The wife of a rubber plantation administrator shoots a man to death and claims it was self-defense; a letter in her own hand may prove her undoing.

Writers: W. Somerset Maugham, Howard Koch | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, James Stephenson, Frieda Inescort

2. Paradise Road (1997)

R | 122 min | Drama, History, War

6.8
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Fact-based recounting of a group of women who are imprisoned on the island of Sumatra by the Japanese during World War II and used music as a relief to their misery.

Writers: David Giles, Martin Meader, Bruce Beresford, Betty Jeffrey | Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Glenn Close, Frances McDormand, Pauline Collins, Cate Blanchett

3. The Ruling Class (1972)

R | 154 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.6
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A member of the House of Lords dies, leaving his estate to his son. Unfortunately, his son thinks he is Jesus Christ. The other somewhat-more respectable members of their family plot to steal the estate from him. Murder and mayhem ensues.

Writer: Peter Barnes | Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Alastair Sim, Arthur Lowe, Hugh Owens

4. Tenko (1981–1984)

50 min | Drama, War

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WWII drama follows a group of British, Dutch, and Australian women; from the bombing of Singapore to their years spent in prison camps and eventually to the end of the war where the survivors try to readjust to civilian life.

Creator: Lavinia Warner | Stars: Ann Bell, Stephanie Cole, Claire Oberman, Emily Bolton

5. The 7th Dawn (1964)

123 min | Adventure, Drama, War

6.6
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Political and personal intrigues surround a group of characters in Malaya, after the close of the Second World War.

Writers: Michael Keon, Karl Tunberg | Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: William Holden, Susannah York, Capucine, Tetsurô Tanba

6. Wetherby (1985)

R | 102 min | Drama, Mystery

7.0
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The mysterious death of an enigmatic young man newly arrived in the suburb of Wetherby releases the long-repressed, dark passions of some of its residents.

Writer: David Hare | Director: David Hare | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Ian Holm, Judi Dench, Marjorie Yates

7. The Virgin Soldiers (1969)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, War

5.9
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A group of young British soldiers billeted in Singapore of the year 1950 dreaming about winning the love of the daughter of the Regimental Sergeant Major.

Writers: John Hopkins, Ian La Frenais, John McGrath, Leslie Thomas | Director: John Dexter | Stars: Lynn Redgrave, Hywel Bennett, Nigel Davenport, Nigel Patrick

8. Stand Up, Virgin Soldiers (1977)

90 min | Comedy

4.4
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Writer: Leslie Thomas | Director: Norman Cohen | Stars: Robin Askwith, Nigel Davenport, George Layton, John Le Mesurier

9. The Highest Honor (1982)

R | 144 min | War, Drama

7.2
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The true story of a daring raid on Japanese-occupied Singapore Harbour by Australian and British troops during WWII.

Writers: Lee Robinson, Yuzuru Shinozaki, Katsuya Susaki | Directors: Peter Maxwell, Seiji Maruyama | Stars: Michael Aitkens, Vincent Ball, Craig Ballard, James Belton

10. The Secret of Blood Island (1964)

84 min | Action, Drama, War

4.4
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Malaya 1944: many US soldiers have been captured by the Japanese, when they were cut off from their troops. On her way to Kualumpar the English secret agent Elaine is shot down in her plane... See full summary »

Writer: John Gilling | Director: Quentin Lawrence | Stars: Jack Hedley, Barbara Shelley, Patrick Wymark, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell

11. Return of Sandokan (1964)

88 min | Adventure

4.7
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Samoa is kidnapped and held captive hypnotized in caves by her cousin Charles Druk, whose father has been murdered by her future husband Sandokan, lord of Malaya. Assisted by his European ... See full summary »

Writers: Luigi Capuano, Arpad DeRiso, Emilio Salgari | Director: Luigi Capuano | Stars: Ray Danton, Franca Bettoia, Guy Madison, Mario Petri

12. The Mating Urge (1959)

73 min | Documentary

5.8
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An exploitation pot-boiler, posing as an anthropology art-film, and supposedly filmed by seventeen different cameraman in Africa, Malaya, India, Ceylon, Bali, New Guinea and New Hebrides. ... See full summary »

Star: Art Gilmore

13. Empire Warriors (2004 TV Mini-Series)

240 min | Documentary, History, War

6.8
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A series examining military campaigns in the last years of the British Empire.

Stars: Hector Camri, Joey Jeetun, Ng'ang'a Kirumburu, Davina Leonard

14. The Last Communist (2006)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.0
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A travel documentary essay, interspersed with specially composed songs, about the early life and legacy of Chin Peng, exiled leader of the banned Communist Party of Malaya.

Writers: Jerome Kugan, Amir Muhammad | Director: Amir Muhammad | Stars: Toni Kassim, Janet Lee, Zalila Lee, Myra Mahyuddin

15. Fang and Claw (1935)

Passed | 73 min | Adventure, Documentary

7.5
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Frank Buck and his native crew hunt the jungles of the Far East to capture wild animals for American zoos. Buck first traps a 300-pound python, then a Bird of Paradise. Buck comes on a baby... See full summary »

Director: Frank Buck | Star: Frank Buck

16. Invisible City (2007)

58 min | Documentary

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Director Tan Pin Pin examines the lost and forgotten archives of pre-1965 Singapore.

Director: Pin Pin Tan | Stars: Cheow Thia Chan, Ai Hua Chua, Marjorie Doggett, Tomoko Fuwa

17. The Devil Tiger (1934)

Approved | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

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Writers: James O. Spearing, Russell G. Shields, Lew Lehr | Director: Clyde E. Elliott | Stars: Marion Burns, Kane Richmond, Harry Woods, Ah Lee

18. Marai no tora (1943)

War

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A band of guerrillas fight against occupying British forces in Malaya.

Writer: Keizo Kimura | Director: Koga Masato | Stars: Ryo Akaboshi, Kotaro Horie, Masatoshi Inoue, Ko Kaibara

19. Wild Cargo (1934)

Passed | 96 min | Adventure, Documentary

6.2
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A sequel to Frank Buck's 1932 "Bring 'em Back Alive", has Buck capturing just about one of everything that moves (homo-sapiens excepted) in the jungles of Malaya, with details of the ... See full summary »

Writers: Frank Buck, Edward Anthony, Courtney Ryley Cooper | Director: Armand Denis | Star: Frank Buck

20. The Antidote (1927)

9 min | Drama, Short

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Prof. Gilbert Olives and his wife Marion are in Malaya to develop an antidote for snakebite. When Prof. Olives discovers that his wife is having an affair, he plans revenge against his wife and her lover.

Writer: Ben Landeck | Director: Thomas Bentley | Stars: Primrose Morgan, Walter Sondes, Jameson Thomas

21. Booloo (1938)

Approved | 61 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

4.2
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A young-stiff-upper-lipped British officer, Robert Rogers writes a book about a white tiger and sacrifices of native girls by the Sakai tribe in Malaya. But the critics ridicule the book. ... See full summary »

Writers: Clyde E. Elliott, Robert E. Welsh | Director: Clyde E. Elliott | Stars: Colin Tapley, Jayne Regan, Mamo Clark, Herbert De Souza

22. The Twentieth Century (1957–1968)
Episode: Attack on Singapore (1963)

Documentary, History

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23. Changi (2001– )
Episode: Gordon's Will (2001)

Drama, Music, Romance

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Episode Two: "Gordon's Will," is divided into six chapters: 1. "Falllen Ill," 2."Place Your Bets," 3. "Standing Proud," 4. "Cruel Punishment," 5. "Rescue Plan," and 6. "Recovery."

Writer: John Doyle | Director: Kate Woods | Stars: Anthony Hayes, Leon Ford, Mark Priestley, Stephen Curry

24. The Twentieth Century (1957–1968)
Episode: How to Fight a Guerrilla War (1966)

Documentary, History

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Stars: Walter Cronkite, Dan Rather

25. Soldiers of Fortune (1955–1957)
Episode: Malayan Magic (1955)

30 min | Adventure

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Tim and Toubo use magic tricks and an old cane to challenge a despotic Malayan ruler who routinely kills those who oppose him.

Writers: Lawrence Kimble, Joseph Emerson Newton | Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: John Russell, Chick Chandler, Walter Reed, Eleanore Tanin

26. The Adventures of Hiram Holliday (1956–1957)
Episode: Sea Cucumber (1956)

30 min | Comedy

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Foreign agents are convinced that Hiram's search for a underwater plant is merely the cover for espionage.

Writers: Paul Gallico, Bernard Drew, John Kohn, Philip Rapp | Director: Philip Rapp | Stars: Wally Cox, Ainslie Pryor, Sebastian Cabot, Murvyn Vye