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THE PLANTER'S WIFE
H DISTRACTED by bandit threats, Jim
I Frazer (Jack Hawkins), right, Mjjects his wife, Liz ( Claudette Colbert ). K~ pto to take their son to England.
-jç Claudette Colbert's first
British film, "The Planter's Wife" (J. A. Rank), is an action story set in present-day Malaya.
Events depicted in the film are based upon actual happenings in the country
where bandit attacks are a
constant danger and the brutality displayed by ter- rorists towards plantation workers continually makes newspaper headlines.
Heroes of the story are ordinary people-Malays, Indians, Chinese, police, soldiers, and planters, their wives, and families.
2 UNHAPPY Liz tells friend, Police
Inspector Hugh Dobson (Anthony Steel ), that she will not return to Malaya. Overnight the situation worsens.
?3 STEN GUN is brought
? bv car as part of the ? Frazers' plan to defend ? home against the terrorists.
4 CONFRONTED by a
bandit, Liz is forced to kill him. They realise a ter-
rorist attack is now certain.
^ BARRICADED in their bungalow, the Frazers and
their guard realise their helplessness when telephone lines are cut and later the searchlight fails. As night falls the terrorists surround and prepare to attack them.
£ WOUNDING of Nair (Ram Gopal), plantation
overseer, during one attack sends Jim out to knock out a troublesome machine-gun site. Their only hope is that news of their plight will reach police H.Q.
y JUNGLE PATROL and police led by Hugh plan
to ambush terrorists and rescue Frazers. Jim is nearly caught between two fires, but the surprise attack saves bungalow irfhabitants as bandits enter barricades.
g REALISATION that Jim needs her in spite of seem-
ing self-sufficiency encourages Liz to remain in Malaya to support him in his fight to retain the planta- tion. Their son is sent to the safety of school in England.