Three Came Home (1950) is a post-war film made by Twentieth Century-Fox, based on the memoirs of the same name by writer Agnes Newton Keith. It depicts Keith’s life in North Borneo in the period immediately before the Japanese invasion in 1942, and her subsequent internment and suffering, separated from her husband Harry, and with a young son to care for. Keith was initially interned at Berhala Island near Sandakan, North Borneo (today’s Sabah) but spent most of her captivity at Batu Lintang camp at Kuching, Sarawak. The camp was liberated in September 1945.
Adapted and produced by Nunnally Johnson, directed by Jean Negulesco, the film starred Claudette Colbert in the lead role.
The film is now in the public domain and so is available to watch in its entirety online at no charge.
Three Came Home
Directed by Jean Negulesco
Produced by Nunnally Johnson
Written by Nunnally Johnson
Starring Claudette Colbert, Patric Knowles, Florence Desmond, Sessue Hayakawa
Music by Hugo Friedhofer
Cinematography William H. Daniels, Milton R. Krasner
Edited by Dorothy Spencer
Distributed by Twentieth Century-Fox
Release dates February 20, 1950
Running time 106 min.
Country United States