The Long Pursuit

The Long Pursuit is a 1967 novel written by the Australian author Jon Cleary about the escape of a group of survivors from the Battle of Singapore in the Second World War.

The Long Pursuit
First UK edition
AuthorJon Cleary
CountryAustralia
LanguageEnglish
PublisherCollins (UK)
William Morrow (US)
Publication date
1967

Proposed film version

Cleary adapted the novel into a script for the director Mark Robson before publication. The film was going to be called Escape Route and Robson hoped to star Paul Newman, but no movie was made.[1]

References

  1. Jon Cleary Interviewed by Stephen Vagg: Oral History at Australian National Film and Sound Archive
    - Finding Aid for the Mark Robson Papers, 1943-1979 UCLA
    - Terry Clifford, "Actors as Seen Thru a Director's Eyes", Chicago Tribune 29 May 1966: f11


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