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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:
Jim Brecan
Murvyn Vye ...
Lisa Montell ...
Robert Warwick ...
The Sawbwa
Robert Cabal ...
Captain of the guard
Alex Montoya ...
Anthony Numkena ...
John Mansfield ...
Gavin Muir ...
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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 <>

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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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Release Date:

9 April 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bow Tamely to Me  »

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Entertaining adventure fare.
27 May 2004 | by (Stockport, England) – See all my reviews

Escape to Burma is just one of a series of adventure features starring the estimable Barbara Stanwyck. However, where this film stands out above many of her other pictures from this period is that the supporting cast can actually act.

In fact, the male actors Robert Ryan and David Farrar, are so good in their roles as outlaw and law enforcer that they almost overshadow the matriarch Stanwyck herself. Almost.

Escape to Burma is standard Hollywood fare, but entertaining nevertheless; ideal for a rainy day. There are much worse ways to spend 85 minutes.

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