The Long Pursuit

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The Long Pursuit
Author Jon Cleary
Country Australia
Language English
Publication date

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

Proposed Film Version[edit]

Cleary adapted the novel into a script for director Mark Robson prior to publication. The film was going to be called Escape Route, and Robson hoped to star Paul Newman, but no movie eventuated.[1][2][3]


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

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