Skip to content

Purple Plain ; Pork Chop Hill ; On the Beach [DVD].

After his wife dies during the Blitz a soldier is intent on dying in battle, until a plane crash forces him to save his crew and he regains his will to live; the U.S. Army King Company launches a high-casualty offensive to capture the crucial hilltop in the Korean War; when the entire Northern hemisphere is destroyed in an atomic war, the residents of Melbourne, Australia, realize that it is only time keeping them safe before a cloud of radioactive materials reaches their part of the world too.

Format

DVD

Availability

1 available at Main (Downtown)
  • DVD DRAMA Purple [2 DISC], DVD

Publish Date

2010


Format: DVD
Summary: After his wife dies during the Blitz a soldier is intent on dying in battle, until a plane crash forces him to save his crew and he regains his will to live; the U.S. Army King Company launches a high-casualty offensive to capture the crucial hilltop in the Korean War; when the entire Northern hemisphere is destroyed in an atomic war, the residents of Melbourne, Australia, realize that it is only time keeping them safe before a cloud of radioactive materials reaches their part of the world too.
Title: Purple plain ; Pork chop hill ; On the beach [DVD].
Publisher Date: [Los Angeles, Calif.] : MGM Home Entertainment, 2010.
Subject: Bates, H. E. (Herbert Ernest), 1905-1974 -- Film adaptations. Marshall, S. L. A. (Samuel Lyman Atwood), 1900-1977 -- Film adaptations. Shute, Nevil, 1899-1960 -- Film adaptations. Airplane crash survival -- Drama. World War, 1939-1945 -- Drama. Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Campaigns -- Drama. Nuclear warfare -- Drama. Films for the hearing impaired. Feature films.
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: DRAMA Purple
Oclc: 730034864
Upc: 883904238041
Bib Id: 502902

Format: DVD
Summary: After his wife dies during the Blitz a soldier is intent on dying in battle, until a plane crash forces him to save his crew and he regains his will to live; the U.S. Army King Company launches a high-casualty offensive to capture the crucial hilltop in the Korean War; when the entire Northern hemisphere is destroyed in an atomic war, the residents of Melbourne, Australia, realize that it is only time keeping them safe before a cloud of radioactive materials reaches their part of the world too.
Title: Purple plain ; Pork chop hill ; On the beach [DVD].
Publisher, Date: [Los Angeles, Calif.] : MGM Home Entertainment, 2010.
Description: 2 videodiscs (234 min.) : sd., b&w, col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Target Audience Note: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Subjects: Bates, H. E. (Herbert Ernest), 1905-1974 -- Film adaptations.
Subjects: Marshall, S. L. A. (Samuel Lyman Atwood), 1900-1977 -- Film adaptations.
Subjects: Shute, Nevil, 1899-1960 -- Film adaptations.
Subjects: Airplane crash survival -- Drama.
Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 -- Drama.
Subjects: Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Campaigns -- Drama.
Subjects: Nuclear warfare -- Drama.
Subjects: Films for the hearing impaired.
Subjects: Feature films.
Other Author: Parrish, Robert.
Other Author: Milestone, Lewis, 1895-1980.
Other Author: Kramer, Stanley.
Other Author: Peck, Gregory, 1916-2003.
Other Author: Win Min Than.
Other Author: Guardino, Harry.
Other Author: Bates, H. E. (Herbert Ernest), 1905-1974.
Other Author: Marshall, S. L. A. (Samuel Lyman Atwood), 1900-1977.
Other Author: Shute, Nevil, 1899-1960.
Other Title: 3 war movies [DVD]
Other Title: Purple plain (Motion picture)
Other Title: Pork Chop Hill (Motion picture)
Other Title: On the beach (Motion picture)
Notes: Title from container.
Notes: "The purple plain" based on the novel by H.E. Bates; "Pork Chop Hill" based on the book by Brig. Gen. S.L.A. Marshall; "On the beach" based on the novel by Nevil Shute.
Notes: The purple plain: Gregory Peck, Win Min Than, Brenda De Banzie ; Pork Chop Hill: Gregory Peck, Harry Guardino, Rip Torn ; On the beach: Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire.
Notes: DVDs.
Notes: For private home use only.
Notes: Variously in English, Spanish, or French with optional English, French, or Spanish subtitles.
Notes: Closed-captioned.
Contents: The purple plain (1954, col.) / screenplay by Eric Ambler ; directed by Robert Parrish -- Pork Chop Hill (1959, b&w) / screenplay by James R. Webb ; directed by Lewis Milestone -- On the beach (1959, b&w) / written by John Paxton ; directed by Stanley Kramer.
Publisher Number: M123804
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 3
Medium: [DVD].
Call Number: DRAMA Purple