- Original title
- Running time
- 134 min.
- United States
Bryan Forbes (Novel: James Clavell)
Burnett Guffey (B&W)
Columbia Pictures / Coleytown
War. Drama | II World War
- Synopsis / Plot
- George Segal is the mastermind of all black market operations in a Japanese prison camp. He is called "King Rat" because of his breeding of rodents to serve as food for his emaciated fellow prisoners. British officer James Fox helps Segal expand his operation to include trading with the Japanese officers. Though on surface level a thoroughly selfish sort, Segal saves the ailing Fox's life by wangling precious antibiotics from the guards. Academy Award nominated film for Best Art Direction and Best Cinematography.
: 2 Nominations for Oscar: Best Cinematography (B&W), Art Direction (B&W)
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