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Classic War: A Matter of Life and Death / The Purple Plain / The One That Got Away

Close the doors, dim the lights, take a seat and leave your troubles behind. The Classic Matinee Triple Bill is your exclusive gold pass to the Matinee era: A time of quality, style and sophistication. A Matter Of Life and Death (1946) Squadron Leader Peter Carter is alone in a blazing plane. As he prepares himself for death he confides his innermost secrets to a radio operator. He survives and later meets the woman he spoke to and they fall in love. During a brain operation, he meets characters from another world, and his spirit is put on trial. The verdict will decide whether he will live or die. David Niven and Kim Hunter Star. The Purple Plain (1954) Squadron Commander Forrester is on a transport flight when his plane crashes. He and his passenger, Blore, attempt to trek through the jungle to safety with their injured navigator. Forrester is stern and hard after the loss of his wife earlier in the war, but his heart is softened by the kindness of a beautiful Burmese girl. Gregory Peck stars. The One That Got Away (1957) This is the dramatic true story of Franz Von Werra, the only German prisoner-of-war in Britain to escape and return to his homeland. During the Battle of Britain, his plane is hit and it plunges down onto British soil. Even though the pilot is captured, he is extremely confident and focused on his plan: to escape and return home against all the odds. Hardy Kruger stars.

Year: 1954
Genre: War and Anti-War Films, Special Editions
Country: UK
Director: Michael Powell, Robert Parrish, Roy Ward Baker
Starring: David Niven, Gregory Peck, Hardy Kruger, Kim Hunter
Duration: 315 Minutes
Rating: PG - Contains low level violence.
Location in store: War

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