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Director  Ronald Neame
Music director  James Bernard
Country  United Kingdom
6.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Screenplay  Jill Craigie
Language  English
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Cast  Peter Finch, Mary Ure, Natasha Parry, Robert Flemyng, Michael Hordern, Grégoire Aslan
Release date  December 1957
Based on  novel by James Ramsey Ullman
Writer  James Ramsey Ullman (novel), Jill Craigie (screenplay)
Similar movies  Peter Finch appears in Windoms Way and A Town Like Alice

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Windom's Way is a 1957 British thriller film directed by Ronald Neame set during the Malayan Emergency. It was nominated for four British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards in 1958.


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Main cast

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  • Peter Finch as Alec Windom
  • Mary Ure as Lee Windom
  • Natasha Parry as Anna Vidal
  • Robert Flemyng as Colonel George Hasbrook
  • Michael Hordern as Patterson
  • Grégoire Aslan as Mayor Lollivar
  • Supporting cast

  • John Cairney as Jan Vidal
  • Marne Maitland as Commissioner Belhedron
  • George Margo as Police Officer Lansang
  • Kurt Siegenberg as Kosti
  • Cameo/Uncredited cast

  • Martin Benson as Samcar, Rebel Commander
  • Sanny Bin Hussan as Father Amyan
  • Burt Kwouk as Father Amyan's Aide
  • Olaf Pooley as Colonel Lupat
  • John A. Tinn as Patrol Leader
  • Production

    The film was based on a novel by James Ramsey Ullman. Film rights to Windom's Way were bought by Carl Foreman, who wrote the script. He sold the rights to this and two others to Earl St John of Rank Film Productions. The script was rewritten and 'Anglicized' by Anthony Perry. Perry's draft was considered too "political" and was rewritten by Jill Craigie to be softened. However the resulting work was considerably more left wing than Rank's other colonial war films of this time such as The Planter's Wife and Simba.

    Ronald Neame had just left The Seventh Sin (1957) during production. He was contacted by his old producing partner John Bryan who suggested Neame make Windom's Way with Peter Finch.

    "It was not a successful picture, I'm afraid," said Neame later. "I think it fell between two stools, neither politically profound nor exciting enough as an action film. John just liked the book very much and I would have directed anything to get back to the studios again."

    Finch made the film immediately after returning from Australia where he made Robbery Under Arms. Part of the location shoot took place in Corsica.


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