The Malta Story

The Malta Story

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst Cast: Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Anthony Steel

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Overview

The Malta Story stars Alec Guinness as WW II camera reconnaissance pilot Peter Ross. Crash-landing in Malta, Ross presents his photographs to the resident air officer (Jack Hawkins). The photos reveal that the Italians are planning a major invasion of the island. Low on fuel and men, the officer is all but helpless as the Italians mount their attack. Only the last-minute arrival reinforcements and supplies prevent Malta from falling into the hands of the enemies--but the story doesn't end there. Filmed on location, The Malta Story boasts some exceptional aerial photography, not to mention excellent performances from Guiness, Hawkins, Anthony Steele, Muriel Pavlow, Flora Robson and the rest of the stellar cast.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/16/2008
UPC: 4897007032389
Original Release: 1953
Rating: NR
Source: Castaway Pictures
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [B&W]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alec Guinness Capt. Ross
Jack Hawkins Air Commanding Officer
Anthony Steel W/C John Harllctt
Muriel Pavlow Maria
Flora Robson Melita
Renée Ashershon Joan
Ralph Truman Vice Admiral Banks
Reginald Tate Payne
Hugh Burden Eden
Ronald Adam Control Room Operator
Nigel Stock Giuseppe
Harold Siddons Matthews
Stuart Burge Paolo
Noel Willman Hobley
Rosalie Crutchley Carmella
Jerry Desmonde General
Ivor Barnard Old Man
Michael Medwin Ramsay
Peter Bull Flying Officer
Mikey Craig Actor
Maurice Denham Maurice
Thomas Heathcote Actor
Lee Patterson Actor

Technical Credits
Brian Desmond Hurst Director
William Alwyn Score Composer
Nigel Balchin Screenwriter
Peter de Sarigny Producer,Screenwriter
Thorold Dickinson Screenwriter
William Fairchild Score Composer,Original Story,Screenwriter
Michael Gordon Editor
Robert Krasker Cinematographer
Muir Mathieson Musical Direction/Supervision
Earl St. John Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Malta Story
1. Stranded In Malta [18:20]
2. Meeting Maria [16:34]
3. Malta Awarded George Cross [15:21]
4. Marriage Proposal [16:06]
5. Bandits Approaching [15:49]
6. Malta Strikes Back [16:49]

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The Malta Story 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good movie, I enjoyed it years ago and still do. However, it is subtitled. You have a choice of three subtitle languages, but no way to turn off the subtitles. It is annoying as you catch yourself reading the subtitles rather than listening to the audio.