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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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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
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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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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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B-movie fun as only the 50s could deliver.
2 April 1999 | by (Minneapolis) – See all my reviews

Homer Dickens in his book, "The Films of Barbara Stanwyck," suggests this is one of the low points in Stanwyck's film career but it's entertaining in a Saturday-matinée sort of way and has --considering its low budget -- colorful and exotic backgrounds. (True, these backgrounds have the look of studio sets but that only adds to an air of calculated escapism. The tiger hunt scenes, by the way, were filmed in Thousand Oaks, California, at the World Animal Jungle Compound.) The movie reaches a climax in the last reel when Robert Ryan, stripped to the waist and looking pretty good for a man in his 40s, is flogged across the back by a pair of enthusiastic whippers. Apparently he's been sentenced to death-by-flogging by the local potentate but this apprehension may not be quite correct. Some evidence suggests that the script's original plan was to have the potentate's men flog Ryan and then execute him by beheading but any mention of the "beheading" part of the potentate's sentence got left on the cutting-room floor. In any case, it's a memorable flogging scene and it ranks 20th in the book, "Lash! The Hundred Great Scenes of Men Being Whipped in the Movies."


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