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Escape to Burma (1955)

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

Director:

Allan Dwan

Writers:

Talbot Jennings (screenplay), Hobart Donavan (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Barbara Stanwyck ... Gwen Moore
Robert Ryan ... Jim Brecan
David Farrar ... Cardigan
Murvyn Vye ... Makesh
Lisa Montell ... Andora
Robert Warwick ... The Sawbwa
Reginald Denny ... Commissioner
Robert Cabal ... Kumat
Peter Coe ... Captain of the guard
Alex Montoya Alex Montoya ... Dacoit
Anthony Numkena Anthony Numkena ... Kasha
John Mansfield John Mansfield ... Sergeant
Gavin Muir ... Astrologer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joe Ferrante Joe Ferrante
Tim Nelson Tim Nelson
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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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Love...or a hiding place...which did he want? See more »

Genres:

Adventure

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 April 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bow Tamely to Me See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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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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Soundtracks

Song of Burma
(uncredited)
Written by Hal Borne and Louis Forbes
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Silly jungle feature
11 June 2011 | by pete36See all my reviews

The BBC aired this recently and as it was directed by super veteran Allan Dwan I happened to tape it.

Ryan plays the typical US macho hero of the fifties, a fightin',shootin'(a Luger no less!) and kissin'guy. Mrs. Stanwyck is the owner of a plantation near Rangoon and she is not to be messed with. Third character is your run-of-the mill British, slightly repressed policeman, on the hunt for Ryan who supposedly has murdered the son of the local potentate.

If you are a fan of Dwan's work better skip this one. The only good thing about it is the crisp clear color photography, the rest is pretty embarrassing. Clichéd would be putting it mildly. The script seems to be written in an afternoon and the same can be said of the movie itself.

It is a bit unfair to Allan Dwan, as he made countless movies and still turned out some excellent stuff near the end of his very long career, as the classic marine epic "The Sands of Iwo Jima" and the sexy "Slightly Scarlet". So do not judge him on this silly jungle epic.


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