Ne'er-do-well Peter Willems (Trevor Howard), recently fired from his job in a counting house in the Dutch East India colony of Makassar, settles in a remote village in Borneo. At first accepted by the local colonists, including the shady trading post official Almayer (Robert Morley) and the kind-hearted Captain Lingard (Ralph Richardson), Willems soon resumes his downward spiral, spurred by his obsession with a beautiful native woman, Aissa (Kerima).
Director: Carol Reed
Producer: Carol Reed
Cast: Trevor Howard, Ralph Richardson, Kerima, Robert Morley, George Coulouris, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Frederick Valk, Betty Davies, Peter Illing, James Kenney, A.V. Bramble, Dharma Emmanuel, Annabel Morley and Marne Maitland