It's 1945, Burma, the day the war is over! For many this means they've survived and will be going home. But not for everyone. A Scottish soldier, Corporal Lachlan "Lachie" MacLachlan is the... See full summary »

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John Patrick (play)

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Charles Houston ... Sgt. Lachlan McLachlan
Patrick Allen ... Yank
Vincent Ball Vincent Ball ... Digger
Jennifer Wright ... Sister Margaret
Patrick Newell ... Tommy
Roger Croucher Roger Croucher ... Orderly
George Roubicek ... Kiwi
Dan Jackson Dan Jackson ... Blossom
Manning Wilson Manning Wilson ... Colonel
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It's 1945, Burma, the day the war is over! For many this means they've survived and will be going home. But not for everyone. A Scottish soldier, Corporal Lachlan "Lachie" MacLachlan is the victim of a wound to the lower back on this day. He's moved to a M.A.S.H. unit and undergoes surgery. As time goes by he begins to recover and watches, in dismay as soldiers pack up and head for home. The doctors have told him he needs to remain "for observation". The Colonel takes Sister Parker, the unit head nurse, into his confidence and tells her that the real reason Cpl. MacLachlan can't go home is because the wound he sustained destroyed one of his kidneys and the other one is defective and will shut down in three to four weeks. He asks her to put Lachlan up with some other soldiers she has waiting to go home so that he can spend his last days with friends. But Cpl. MacLachlan wants nothing to do with friends and prefers his own privacy to "idle chat". He's a hard nut to crack and their work ... Written by McGinty <McGinty@aol.com>

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Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1961 (UK) See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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