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Three Came Home (1950)

Not Rated | | Drama, War | 20 February 1950 (USA)
The true story of Agnes Newton Keith's imprisonment in several Japanese prisoner-of-war camps from 1941 to the end of WWII. Separated from her husband and with a young son to care for she ... See full summary »

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The true story of Agnes Newton Keith's imprisonment in several Japanese prisoner-of-war camps from 1941 to the end of WWII. Separated from her husband and with a young son to care for she has many difficulties to face. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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The story of one woman's confinement in a WW II Japanese prison camp

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Captives à Bornéo  »

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Kim Spalding and Kermit Whitfield were announced as being in this movie in the film trade press, but apparently their short scene together was cut before the film was released. They had portrayed US Navy officers who encourage Harry and Agnes Newton Keith to desert Sandakan. Apparently though, Whitfield still appears in the film uncredited as Commander Pritchard. See more »

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The Ford Prefect shown in one of the opening scenes is a postwar model. See more »

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[first lines]
Agnes Newton Keith: Six-degrees north of the Equator, in the heart of the East Indies, lies Sandakan, the tiny capital of British North Borneo. In Sandakan in 1941, there were 15 thousand Asiatics, 79 Europeans, and 1 American. I was the American. My name is Agnes Keith. I was born in Oak Park, Illinois, and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley. My husband is Harry Keith, a colonial official of British North Borneo. Borneo became my home when Harry and I were married. And it was in ...
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God Save the King
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Traditional
Lyrics attributed to Henry Carey
Sung by the women in the camp
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Movie takes High Road regarding p.o.w. camps
14 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

This is an excellent movie for all ages. I saw this film when I was 5 and cried my eyes out and here I am more than 20+ years later and still crying my eyes out. I think it stands as a great companion movie to "Bridge Over the River Kwai". The movie takes the high road regarding P.O.W camps in that part of the world because as we all know, thousands of prisoners died in the camps under the Japanese and during the horrific death marches. This movie is more like someone who had been in a P.O.W. camp(which the author had been) and tells you only the stories they think you can take but glosses over the more horrific parts. That said the acting and direction is superb. This is my most memorable of all of the wonderful and under-rated Claudette Colbert movies. So all in all, great movie and in order to get balanced view "Letters to Iwo Jima" also great movie!


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