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Outpost in Malaya (1952)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Liz Frazer
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Jim Frazer
Anthony Steel ...
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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4 December 1952 (USA)  »

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Outpost in Malaya  »

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How Child Rearing Has Changed Since the 1950s
19 August 2011 | by (San Jose, California) – See all my reviews

Good movie. But how child rearing has changed! In Outpost in Malaya, a young boy sees his mother & dad machine gunning native rebels, watches 2 loved family servants & scores of rebels die, & when the violence ends, the dad smilingly says, He's tired, but he'll sleep in the train. Next day when they send the boy off on a train to take him to a boat to bring him to school in London everyone is smiling like the night before was trivial. In our day, the kid would have a brace of psychiatrists on his case.

While they are preparing for the attack they know is coming, the boy finds a cobra in the bathroom and climbs the wall to get away from it. His friend brings in a mongoose who battles the cobra to the death for several tense minutes on screen, then the boy and his friend skip out with the 6 foot long dead snake to show all their friends. At another point, his mother is attacked by a machete-wielding native. Ho hum. Just another day in the life of a rubber baron's son.


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