Hollywood မွာ ပထမဆုံး ျမန္ျမန္ဆန္ဆန္ ရိုက္ျပခဲ႔တဲ႔ ျမန္မာမင္းသမီး ဝင္းမင္းသန္း အခုုေခတ္မိန္ခေလးေတြ အတုုယူသင့္ပါတယ္ လိုု႔ထင္ပါတယ္....
အမွတ္တမဲ့ Youtube မွာေတြ႔လိုက္ရတာကေတာ့ The Purple Plain ဆိုတဲ့ ရုပ္ရွင္ကားတစ္ကားရဲ႔ ဇာတ္၀င္ခန္းတစ္ခန္းပါ။ မင္းသား Gregory Peck-က ဒုတိယကမာၻစစ္အတြင္း ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံမွာ တာ၀န္က်ေနတဲ့ ေတာ္၀င္ ေလတပ္မေတာ္က ကေနဒီယန္လူမ်ိဳး ေလယာဥ္မွဴး Bill Forrester အျဖစ္ သရုပ္ေဆာင္ထားၿပီး သူနဲ႔ေမတၱာမွ်မိတဲ့ ျမန္မာလူမ်ိဳး ဆရာမေလး Anna-အျဖစ္ ျမန္မာမင္းသမီး ၀င္းမင္းသန္းက သရုပ္ေဆာင္ ထားတာပါ။ Royal Air Force မွ တိုက္ေလယာဥ္မႈး Bill Forrester (Gregory Peck ) က သူ၏ခ်စ္ျမတ္ႏိုးလွစြာေသာ ဇနီးသည္ ေသဆံုးသြားတာေၾကာင့္ အရူးတစ္ပိုင္း စိတ္ ကေယာက္ကယက္ျဖစ္ေနရွာသူပါ။ ဘ၀မွာ ေသဖို႔စိတ္ကူးနဲ႔ လူတစ္ေယာက္ဟာ စစ္ေျမျပင္ျဖစ္တဲ့ ျမန္မာျပည္တြင္းကို သူ႔ေလယာဥ္ပ်က္က်ျပီးေနာက္ ခရစ္ယာန္ သူနာၿပဳဆရာမေလး Anna (၀င္းမင္းသန္း) ႏွင့္ေတြ႔ဆံုၾကတဲ့ ျပန္လည္ရွင္သန္လာေသာ ခ်စ္ျခင္းေမတၱာဖြဲ႕ ဇာတ္လမ္းတစ္ပုဒ္ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။ ထူးျခားတာက ႏိုင္ငံျခား ဇာတ္ကားတစ္ကားမွာ ျမန္မာဆန္ဆန္ အမ်ဳိးသမီးကို အဂၤလိပ္စကား ေလယူေလသိမ္းေကာင္းေကာင္းနဲ႔ သရုပ္ေဆာင္ထားလို႔ပါပဲ။
The Purple Plain (ခရမ္းေရာင္လြင္ျပင္)
Forrester (Gregory Peck), a Canadian pilot serving in the Royal Air Force in Burma, flying de Havilland Mosquitos, a two-seat fighter-bomber. Forrester is emotionally distraught after losing his new wife in the ‘’Blitz’’ in London and has become self destructive, seeking to end his life in action. "You'd think that would be easy in a war", he explains to a Burmese woman, Anna, "but I just kept getting medals instead." With Anna's support, Bill begins to recover his emotional stability.
Forrester and his new navigator, Carrington (Lyndon Brook), on a routine non-combat flight to Myitkyina, with Flight Lieutenant Blore (Maurice Denham) as passenger in the Mosquito's bomb bay, because of an engine fire, is forced to go down in a remote desert area of Burma's central plain controlled by the Japanese. As the three men struggle to survive in the hostile environment, the self-destructive Bill finally realises that he can depend on support from others and that he may have someone to live for. Blore, however, abandons them to attempt to return to the crash site and commits suicide.
- Gregory Peck as Squadron Leader Bill Forrester
- Win Min Than as Anna
- Maurice Denham as Flight Lieutenant Blore
- Lyndon Brook as Flying Officer Carrington (navigator)
- Brenda De Banzie as Miss McNab
- Bernard Lee as Dr. Harris
- Anthony Bushell as Wing Commander Aldridge
- Josephine Griffin as Mrs. Forrester
- Ram Gopal as Mr. Phang
- Dorothy Alison as Nurse
- Peter Arne as Flight Lieutenant
- Jack McNaughton as Sergeant Brown
- Lane Meddick as Radio operator
- Harold Siddons as Navigator Williams
- John A. Tinn as Burmese Jeweler
Daw Win Min Than, the first Myanmar actress to star in Hollywood film, grew up in Rangoon when Burma was part of the British Raj. She was the daughter of a government official. When the Japanese occupied Burma during World War II, the family fled to India. Until she was 14 years old, she attended a convent school, where she learned English.
In 1951, the family sent her to London, where she Marie Rambert’s dance school, but she quickly realized she was no dancer and soon returned to Burma, where she married the famous politician Bo Setkya (Thakin Aung Than), who was almost 20 years her senior.
In 1954, a friend of American director Robert Parrish visited her home and took a photograph of her, which he sent to Parrish. Parrish was at the time planning the filming of H.E. Bates’ novel “The Purple Plain” and needed an Asian actress for the lead role. Seeing her picture, he realized she would be perfect and flew to Burma to convince her to accept the role, although she had no previous acting experience. After the UK premiere in September 1954, she was convinced to come to the US in the spring of 1955 to help promote the film. While there, she received several offers of film roles, but declined them all, stating that a film career would conflict with her role as wife; and after a few weeks she returned to Burma and her husband and never acted again. The military coup in 1962 forced the couple to flee to Bangkok, Thailand, where her husband died in 1969.