Premire of 'King Rat' at the Barclay Theatre, Melbourne

Title:
Premire of 'King Rat' at the Barclay Theatre, Melbourne
NFSA ID:
86017
Year:
1966
Courtesy:
Cinesound
Category:
Access fees

A newsreel clip about a special preview at the Barclay Theatre in Melbourne of the controversial film King Rat (Bryan Forbes, USA, 1965), which portrays life in the Changi prisoner-of-war camp in Singapore.

At the invitation of Columbia Pictures, former Australian prisoners of the camp attend the screening. Managing Director of Columbia Pictures, Colin Jones, talks with Brigadier 'Blackjack' Galligan who was in command at Changi. Calligan later addresses the audience before the viewing, stressing that the film is fictional. It starred George Segal, Tom Courtenay, James Fox, Denholm Elliott and John Mills.

From Cinesound Review No. 1790.

Production company:
Cinesound