Outpost in Malaya (1952)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama, Melodrama  |   Run Time - 88 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |  
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This British production stars Claudette Colbert as a socialite who marries wealthy plantation owner Jack Hawkins. The newlyweds move to Hawkins' plantation in Malaya, where she quickly bores of her dead-end existence and harbors dreams of extramarital affairs. When the natives prove restless, however, Colbert loyally stays by her husband's side and helps him defend his property. Outpost in Malaya was originally released in Great Britain as The Planter's Wife. The film represented Claudette Colbert's first non-Hollywood film project--though hardly her last.

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husband-and-wife, marital-problems, newlywed, plantation, uprising