King Rat

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King Rat


King Rat

Release Date: October 27, 1965

Year    :   1965
Slogan    :   «They Made the Toughest Among Them... King!»
Genres    :   Drama, War
Production Companies    :   Coleytown
Director    :   Bryan Forbes
Producers    :   James Woolf, Marvin Miller, Marvin Miller
Writers    :   Bryan Forbes, James Clavell
RunTime    :   134 mins.

When Singapore surrendered to the Japanese in 1942, the Allied POWs, mostly British but including a few Americans, were incarcerated in Changi prison. There were no walls or barbed-wire fences for the simple reason that there was no place for the prisoners to escape to. Included among the prisoners is the American Cpl. King, a wheeler dealer who has managed to established a pretty good life for himself in the camp. While most of the prisoners are near starvation and have uniforms that are in tatters, King eats well and and has crisp clean clothes to wear every day. King soon forms a friendship with Lt. Peter Marlowe, an upper class British officer who is fascinated with King's élan approach to life.

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