This adaptation of Nevil Shute's best-seller looks dated now that the cinema is rather less reticent in depicting wartime brutalities. Needless to say, it's stiff upper-lips and Japanese stereotypes all round as a group of female PoWs suffer at the hands of their captors. The US release title, The Rape of Malaya, was more explicit than the movie itself, and the bogus sets don't help much either. BBC TV's long-running series Tenko capitalised on the same formula.
Cast and crew
|Screenwriter:||WP Lipscomb, Richard Mason|