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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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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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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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Adventure

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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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(Technicolor)

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

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Jim Brecan: You have a way with elephants.
Gwen Moore: It's a male elephant.
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Mediocre camp, mildly enjoyable
23 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Direction, acting and virtually everything else about this mid-fifties pulp action flick are too flat to make it more than mildly enjoyable in a camp way. Ryan and Farrar fare better than Stanwyck, whose performance here unintentionally verges on self-parody. Stanwyck is very watchable here, but the script is so lazy and routine that her typical (and admirable) energy in tackling the role works against her. Ryan more appropriately gives the script its due,expressing obvious contempt for some of his lines. For a fifties flick, the quick sexual hookup of Ryan and Stanwyck is surprising (though a 10-year-old kid could see the film and not know what was happening between them).

I think this and "Cattle Queen of Montana" are Stanwyck's only color films. Black and white works better for her; the heavy makeup here makes her look inappropriately feverish, even for a jungle flick.

"Escape to Burma" is enjoyably bad in a mild way. I loved the back-lot jungle sets and obvious tropical foliage decoration. Nice house Stanwyck has there in the jungle too. Super art direction (always an RKO forte).

"Slightly Scarlet," "Silver Lode" and "The River's Edge" are far more enjoyable and interesting Allan Dwan efforts from the fifties.


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