Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama
During the 1950s, in British-controlled Malaya, rubber-tree planters face many difficulties and dangers, including bandit attacks and nationalist guerrilla ambushes.
The famous fight scene between the cobra and the mongoose was quite real. The animals were loosed on one another and fought to the death.
Everything is wrong, Hugh.
Hugh Dobson: By that you mean Jim?
Liz Frazer: Have you seen him lately?
Hugh Dobson: He gave me a wave the other day.
Liz Frazer: That's all I get. That's our life in one movement.
Hugh Dobson: These are difficult times.
Liz Frazer: I know all that Hugh. I was born out here - I understand this country...
When a bus passenger is machine-gunned at close range, he turns towards the camera to reveal a spotless white shirt.
Opening credits prologue: This film is dedicated to the rubber planters of Malaya, where only the jungle is neutral, and where the planters are daily defending their rubber trees with their lives.