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The Malta Story

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The Malta Story stars Alec Guinness as WW II camera reconnaissance pilot Peter Ross. Crash-landing in Malta, Ross presents his photographs to the resident air officer Jack Hawkins. The photos reveal that the Italians are planning a major invasion of the island. Low on fuel and men, the officer is all but helpless as the Italians mount their attack. Only the last-minute arrival reinforcements and supplies prevent Malta from falling into the hands of the enemies--but the story doesn't end there. Filmed on location,...
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Overview

The Malta Story stars Alec Guinness as WW II camera reconnaissance pilot Peter Ross. Crash-landing in Malta, Ross presents his photographs to the resident air officer Jack Hawkins. The photos reveal that the Italians are planning a major invasion of the island. Low on fuel and men, the officer is all but helpless as the Italians mount their attack. Only the last-minute arrival reinforcements and supplies prevent Malta from falling into the hands of the enemies--but the story doesn't end there. Filmed on location, The Malta Story boasts some exceptional aerial photography, not to mention excellent performances from Guiness, Hawkins, Anthony Steele, Muriel Pavlow, Flora Robson and the rest of the stellar cast.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/16/2008
  • EAN: 4897007032389
  • Original Release: 1953
  • Rating:

  • Source: Castaway Pictures
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Subtitled / B&W
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 30,301

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alec Guinness Capt. Ross
Jack Hawkins Air Commanding Officer
Anthony Steel W/C John Harllctt
Muriel Pavlow Maria
Flora Robson Melita
Renée Ashershon Joan
Ralph Truman Vice Admiral Banks
Reginald Tate Payne
Hugh Burden Eden
Ronald Adam Control Room Operator
Nigel Stock Giuseppe
Harold Siddons Matthews
Stuart Burge Paolo
Noel Willman Hobley
Rosalie Crutchley Carmella
Jerry Desmonde General
Ivor Barnard Old Man
Michael Medwin Ramsay
Peter Bull Flying Officer
Mikey Craig
Maurice Denham Voice Only
Thomas Heathcote
Lee Patterson
Technical Credits
Brian Desmond Hurst Director
William Alwyn Score Composer
Nigel Balchin Screenwriter
Peter de Sarigny Producer, Screenwriter
Thorold Dickinson Screenwriter
William Fairchild Score Composer, Original Story, Screenwriter
Michael Gordon Editor
Robert Krasker Cinematographer
Muir Mathieson Musical Direction/Supervision
Earl St. John Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Malta Story
1. Stranded In Malta [18:20]
2. Meeting Maria [16:34]
3. Malta Awarded George Cross [15:21]
4. Marriage Proposal [16:06]
5. Bandits Approaching [15:49]
6. Malta Strikes Back [16:49]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Malta Story
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   Scene Selections
   Subtitles
      English
      Traditional Chinese
      Simplified Chinese
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good movie, however, it is subtitled. You have a choice of three subtitle languages, but no way to turn off the subtitles. It is annoying as you catch yourself reading the subtitles rather than listening to the audio.

    Good movie, I enjoyed it years ago and still do. However, it is subtitled. You have a choice of three subtitle languages, but no way to turn off the subtitles. It is annoying as you catch yourself reading the subtitles rather than listening to the audio.

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