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Escape to Burma (1955)

 |  Adventure  |  9 April 1955 (USA)
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A fugitive in British Burma hides on a teak plantation, thanks to a mutual attraction with owner Gwen Moore.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Jim Brecan
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Cardigan
Murvyn Vye ...
Makesh
Lisa Montell ...
Andora
Robert Warwick ...
The Sawbwa
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Commissioner
Robert Cabal ...
Kumat
Peter Coe ...
Captain of the guard
Alex Montoya ...
Dacoit
Anthony Numkena ...
Kasha
John Mansfield ...
Sergeant
Gavin Muir ...
Astrologer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wag Bessing
Joe Ferrante
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Storyline

A local prince in British Burma has been killed, apparently by his prospecting partner Jim Brecan. The bereaved father wants Brecan's head, no questions asked, but Captain Cardigan of the colonial police hopes to find him first for a fair trial. Meanwhile, Brecan finds refuge on the teak plantation of wealthy colonial Gwen Moore, where mutual attraction soon makes him indispensable... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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A searing story of sudden love ... and sudden death ... in the hot green hell of the Burma jungle.

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9 April 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Flucht nach Burma  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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Goofs

In the Burmese jungle temple, some of the apes are chimpanzees, which only live in Africa. See more »

Quotes

Jim Brecan: You have a way with elephants.
Gwen Moore: It's a male elephant.
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Song of Burma
(uncredited)
Written by Hal Borne and Louis Forbes
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stanwyck and ryan in color, exotic-locale movie
4 September 2009 | by (southwest US) – See all my reviews

it must have been quite impressive for it's time - Color film, old-time film noir star B. Stanwyck and film military hero Robert Ryan were the big attractions in this far-away-location B movie; one of the 2-movie pack in the discount bin from TCM. it DOES have crystal-clear color photography andexcellent sound. Lots of messing about with elephants and tigers, and actors reciting monotone lines; the script needed some more zing or something - not much of a plot in the first half, but it gets better as it goes along. This was made about 10 years before Stanwyck's starring role in "Big Valley". Robert Ryan redeemed himself by doing "Longest Day" and "Battle of the Bulge" after this. Directed by Allan Dwan, who had started in 1911 in silents, and had worked his way up in every occupation in the film industry.


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