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King Rat

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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 élan and no rules approach to life...


Alan Webb
Arthur Malet
Dale Ishimoto
David Frankham
Denholm Elliott
Dick Johnson
Geoffrey Bayldon
George Segal
Gerald Sim
Hamilton Dyce
Hedley Mattingly
James Donald
James Fox
Joe Turkel
John Barclay
John Merivale
John Mills
John Orchard
John Ronane
John Standing
John Warburton
Leonard Rossiter
Michael Lees
Michael Stroka
Patrick O'Neal
Reg Lye
Richard Dawson
Teru Shimada
Todd Armstrong
Tom Courtenay
William Fawcett
Wright King



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