Three Came Home [DVD] [1950]

Jean Negulesco's prisoner of war drama Three Came Home contains one of Claudette Colbert's best dramatic performances and comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.33:1. The English soundtrack is decent enough, but does not exactly inspire. Although there are no supplemental materials of any consequence, fans of the actress and genre enthusiasts will certainly find this Alpha Video release worth a look.
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Three Came Home
Based on the autobiographical book by Agnes Newton Keith, Three Came Home stars Claudette Colbert as Mrs. Keith. Trapped in Borneo during the Japanese invasion, Mrs. Keith and her British husband (Patric Knowles) are penned up in a prison camp along with several other subjects. Despite the humanitarian views of camp commander Col. Suga (Sessue Hayakawa), Mrs. Keith is subject to torture, starvation, and humiliation at the hands of the guards, with Suga helpless to intervene lest he incur the wrath of his own superiors. Three Came Home contains several unforgettable moments, including a comic interlude between the male and female prisoners that ends abruptly with a barrage of Japanese bullets, and the heartwrenching scene wherein Suga learns that his family has been killed in a bombing raid. Since lapsing into the public domain in 1977, Three Came Home has popped up innumerable times on cable television. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Claudette Colbert
    Claudette Colbert - Agnes Keith
  • Patric Knowles
    Patric Knowles - Harry Keith
  • Sessue Hayakawa
    Sessue Hayakawa - Col. Suga
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    Florence Desmond - Betty Sommers
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    Sylvia Andrew - Henrietta
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