Nevil Shute's moving novel of courage and romance in WWII Southeast Asia first came to life in this British drama. English women and children are captured in Malaya by Japanese soldiers and forced to endure a march to a prison camp. Along the way one woman befriends a male Australian POW who uses tales of his hometown to buoy her spirits. Peter Finch, Virginia McKenna, Jean Anderson star. 111 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English; documentary "A Profile of A Town Like Alice" (2000); photo gallery.