King Rat -1965

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    Great WW2 prison flick.

    Just re-watched it.

    Not as well known as Stalag 17, Bridge on the River Kwai, or the Great Escape.

    But really good stuff.
     
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    Yeah that's a good'n. B & W really added to the realism of movies back then.
     
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    Stalag 17 was in B&W.

    Always liked King Rat.

    George Segal had a big year in 1965 - with that and in Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf.

    Underrated actor.
     
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    yes, the book it was based on by Clavell was excellent too.

    poignant ending..."hate Gray, he gave you hate"...
     
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    The man ruined his career by doing a lot of fluff movies post Wolf and Rat.

    King RAT may have been his best ever proformance ever.
     
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    A scene in King Rat I dint get: towards the end the prisoners gaze up at a lone bomber - implying it was the A-Bomb plane.

    But the camp was in Singapore.
     
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    hummm..I don't remember that...
     
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    "Yes, well, thanks for licking the spoon."

    (6 seconds from the King Rat movie)

     
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    It could also have stood for hope
    I could also have been the signal "the beginning of the end"
    In war time it would mean "hold on boys, we are coming"


    And i loved the movie and book :)
     
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    James Fox was esp good in King Rat.
     
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