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Burma Convoy (1941)

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A truck convoy traveling the Burma Road is menaced by a group of smugglers.

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Complete credited cast:
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Cliff Weldon
Evelyn Ankers ...
Ann McBragel
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Mike Weldon
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Angus McBragel
Willie Fung ...
Smitty
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Lin Taiyen
Turhan Bey ...
Mr. Yuchau
Truman Bradley ...
Victor Harrison
Ken Christy ...
Hank
C. Montague Shaw ...
Major Hart
Harry Stubbs ...
Hubert
Chester Gan ...
Keela
Veola Vonn ...
Mazie (as Vyola Vonn)
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Film foreword: "Through the teeming heart of Asia, halfway between Rangood and Shanghai, twists the hand-hewn Burma Road, lifeline for the embattled Army of China, headquartered at Chungking. Over this dangerous seven hundred miles of highway roars a stream of truck---hell drivers at their wheels---trucks loaded with food, munitions, guns...blood and sinew of the defenders of the ancient soil of China. Fountain-head for these vital supplies, end of the rail line from the west is the sprawling Burmese BOOMTOWN OF LASHIO." Story mostly pertains to the trucking of munitions to the Chinese Army under British direction and with some Americans participating, but there is no dialogue references to Japan, and the parachute troops who attempt to sabotage the convoy are identified as Chinese insurrectionists. Two months after its October release, Universal could have called a spade a spade.Accuracy footnote:Despite revisionists sources that seem to think so,this was not distributed in 1941 by ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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munitions | convoy | chinese | china | burma | See more »

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TERROR AT EVERY TURN! DEATH AT EVERY PASS! (original ad - all caps) See more »


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17 October 1941 (USA)  »

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Halfway to Shanghai  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Music by Friedrich Hollaender (as Frederick Hollander)
Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Sung by Veola Vonn (as Vyloa Vonn)
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Fast moving WW 2 programmer
20 March 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Charles Bickford plays the boss of a group of American truck drivers on the Burma Road. They truck supplies over the mountains to the Chinese army for their struggle against the Japanese. Needless to say there are spies and the like under every second rock and bush. Bickford's young brother, Frank Albertson, gets the old knife in the back when he discovers the main turncoat. Bickford rounds up the truckers and off they go to do battle with the Japanese. Not a great film by any means but it zips along at a good pace. Evelyn Ankers is quite good in a non-horror film role and the same applies with Turhan Bey. OK time-waster. (b/w)


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