King Rat

When Singapore surrendered to the Japanese in 1942 the Allied POWs, mostly British but including a few Americans, were incarcerated in Changi prison. This was a POW detention center like no other. 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. His nemesis is Lt. Robin Grey, the camp Provost who attempts to keep good order and discipline. He knows that King is breaking camp rules by bartering with the Japanese but can’t quite get the evidence he needs to stop him. King soon forms a friendship with Lt. Peter Marlowe an upper class British officer who is fascinated with King’s √©lan and no rules approach to life…

Directors: Bryan Forbes
Actors: George Segal, Tom Courtenay, James Fox, Patrick O'Neal, Denholm Elliott, James Donald, Todd Armstrong, John Mills, Gerald Sim, Leonard Rossiter, John Standing
Countrys: USA

More Details

Score Rating Count Release Date RunTime
7.6 3,431 1965-10-27 134

Crew Details

Job Title Member Name Job Title Member Name
DirectorBryan ForbesNovelJames Clavell
ScreenplayBryan ForbesProducerJames Woolf
Original Music ComposerJohn BarryDirector of PhotographyBurnett Guffey
EditorWalter ThompsonProduction DesignRobert Emmet Smith
Art DirectionRobert Emmet SmithSet DecorationFrank Tuttle

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