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Outpost in Malaya (1952)

The Planter's Wife (original title)
The marriage of rubber-plantation owner Jim Frazer and his wife, Liz, which has survived many disasters, including years in a Japanese internment camp, is at a breaking point. Under ... See full summary »

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Liz Frazer
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Jim Frazer
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Hugh Dobson
Ram Gopal ...
Nair
Jeremy Spenser ...
Mat
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Mike Frazer
Tom Macaulay ...
Jack Bushell
Sonya Hana ...
Ah Mov
Andy Ho ...
Wan Li
Yah Ming ...
Ah Siong
Ng Cheuk Kwong ...
Ho Tang
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The marriage of rubber-plantation owner Jim Frazer and his wife, Liz, which has survived many disasters, including years in a Japanese internment camp, is at a breaking point. Under constant threats of bandit attacks and concerned with the safety of his plantation and the people on it, Jim spares no time for his marriage. Liz is to take their young son, Mike, home to school in England, and, without telling Jim, does not plan to return. A neighboring plantation is attacked and the owner killed just prior to her departure. Liz and Jim get arms and ammunition from a near-by town, and a night of terror follows as the bandits attack. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Jungle-shattering excitement roars out of the world's forgotten frontier! See more »

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Adventure | Drama

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4 December 1952 (USA)  »

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Outpost in Malaya  »

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The British version of the film kept the name of the novel, "The Planter's Wife," while the American version changed the name to "Outpost in Malaya" after "White Blood" was abandoned. See more »

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When a bus passenger is machine-gunned at close range he turns towards the camera to reveal a spotless white shirt. See more »

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5 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of the grimmest films ever. Here's a story about a place most people might not be able to conceive: where things are dying, where people survive off liquor, where those who are supposed to love us shove knives into our backs. It will bring you to tears and make you laugh. All characters are unhappy souls, surviving in a grim world. It's an amazing work and everything I had hoped for. From an artistic standpoint, there were some plot elements and character developments I didn't think were totally needed. They do however drive the story, which seemed to be their purpose, so I can accept them. Final rating: 7/10.


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