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King Rat

1965 Rated NR 2hr 14m

Based on the novel by James Clavell, King Rat deals with a group of allied prisoners incarcerated in the infamous Japanese-run Changi POW camp in Singapore during World War II. In the camp, an American corporal (George Segal) with a genius for hustling does whatever he can -- including bribing guards -- to live as comfortably as possible, even at the expense of his fellow prisoners. Tom Courtenay, Patrick O'Neal and James Fox co-star.

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Movie Details

1966 Academy Award®
  • Best Cinematography Black and White nominee
  • Best Art Direction Black and White nominee
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1


English, Japanese

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access; trailers.