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

Makesh: There is a small trouble, but it is a small trouble several times. Thus it becomes a large touble.
Gwen Moore: If we face it together, it will only be half as large.
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Soundtracks

Song of Burma
(uncredited)
Written by Hal Borne and Louis Forbes
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No reference to great political changes in Burma at the time
11 December 2014 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

In Escape To Burma no time is referenced in the story. Knowing that Burma declared its independence from Great Britain in 1948 and in 1945 for the first half of the year they were in the middle of World War II being fought the actions here would seem to take place in the years before the war. That would seem to be the only explanation for the total lack of any reference to the reality of what was going in Burma, it wasn't the political landscape of the country as it was in 1955 the year the film came out.

Barbara Stanwyck is the owner of a teak plantation and she gets a pair of gentlemen callers. The first is Robert Ryan fleeing from a charge of murder of the son of the local maharajah. The second is David Farrar the British policeman sent by provincial governor Reginald Denny after him.

There's also the maharajah's own forces and they're not about to wait for justice British style. They've got their own nasty methods to deal with assassins even if they were business partners with the prince.

Escape To Burma is an interesting if rather pedestrian action/adventure film. Ryan is the best here. Given the kind of roles he's played and the ambiguous nature of his character we never know how this will turn out. In fact the story of the killing of the prince is something of a let down.

But fans of the stars should be happy.


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