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The Beachcomber

Director: Muriel Box

Genre: Drama

Year: 1954

Running time: 81 minutes

Territory: Worldwide

Studio: ITV

Cast: Glynis Johns, Robert Newton, Donald Sinden, with Donald Pleasence, Michael Hordern.

Ewart Gray is a young Colonial Officer who has just arrived on the island of Baru. Only three other inhabitants of the island are white, and one of them is Ted, a drinker known for his violent outbursts. Following such an episode, Gray sentences him to a period of hard labour, a step which would previously have been unfathomable. Tensions between Ted and Gray rise, as do tensions between the locals and the whites as a cholera outbreak reaches the island.

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