MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 25,986 this week

Bombs Over Burma (1942)

 -  Drama | Thriller | War  -  5 June 1942 (USA)
5.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.2/10 from 102 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 1 critic

Chinese girl risks her life on espionage mission against Japanese in World War 2.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

with Prime Instant Video + 1 more

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 46 titles
created 10 Jan 2011
 
a list of 587 titles
created 10 May 2011
 
a list of 176 titles
created 26 May 2011
 
a list of 322 titles
created 01 Jan 2013
 
a list of 10000 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Bombs Over Burma (1942)

Bombs Over Burma (1942) on IMDb 5.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Bombs Over Burma.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In the 1943 invasion of Italy, one American platoon lands, digs in, then makes its way inland to blow up a bridge next to a fortified farmhouse, as tension and casualties mount. Unusually ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Milestone
Stars: Dana Andrews, Richard Conte, George Tyne
The Way Ahead (1944)
War | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A group of conscripts are called up into the infantry during WWII. At first they appear a hopeless bunch but their sergeant and Lieutenant have faith in them and mould them into a good team... See full summary »

Director: Carol Reed
Stars: David Niven, Stanley Holloway, James Donald
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Treasury Department agent Frank Warren takes on the case of a mob leader who has evaded paying taxes on his ill-gotten gains.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis
Stars: Glenn Ford, Nina Foch, James Whitmore
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

WWII...1942, There's a savage 12-day fight for survival as the infantry of British Field Marshal Montgomery's Eighth Army fights against German Field Marshal Rommel's fabled Afrika Korps in the windswept Libyan Desert. In HD.

Director: Giorgio Ferroni
Stars: Frederick Stafford, George Hilton, Michael Rennie
The Swordsman (1948)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Joseph H. Lewis
Stars: Larry Parks, Ellen Drew, George Macready
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

The town's leading citizen becomes a homicidal maniac after his wife deserts him.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis
Stars: Bela Lugosi, Polly Ann Young, John McGuire
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

After a married woman and her lover murder her cruel husband, they find themselves targeted by someone who is aware of their crime.

Director: Michael Gordon
Stars: Lana Turner, Anthony Quinn, Richard Basehart
Bluebeard (1944)
Crime | Film-Noir | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In Paris, an artist hires portrait models, and after he finishes their portraits, he strangles them.

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer
Stars: John Carradine, Jean Parker, Nils Asther
Sundown (1941)
War | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Englishmen fighting Nazis in Africa discover an exotic mystery woman living among the natives and enlist her aid in overcoming the Germans.

Director: Henry Hathaway
Stars: Gene Tierney, Bruce Cabot, George Sanders
7th Cavalry (1956)
Certificate: Passed Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An officer accused of cowardice volunteers to bring back General Custers's body after Little Big Horn.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis
Stars: Randolph Scott, Barbara Hale, Jay C. Flippen
Blockade (1938)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A simple peasant is forced to take up arms to defend his farm during the Spanish Civil War. Along the way he falls in love with Russian whose father is involved in espionage.

Director: William Dieterle
Stars: Madeleine Carroll, Henry Fonda, Leo Carrillo
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

In World War II, guerrillas kidnap a German general.

Director: Joe D'Amato
Stars: Lars Bloch, Rosemarie Lindt, Luciano Rossi
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Lin Ying
Noel Madison ...
Me-Hoi
Leslie Denison ...
Sir Roger Howe
Nedrick Young ...
Slim Jenkins
Dan Seymour ...
Pete Brogranza
Frank Lackteen ...
Hallam
Teala Loring ...
Lucy Dell (as Judith Gibson)
Dennis Moore ...
Tom Whitley
Connie Leon ...
Ma Sing
Hayward Soo Hoo ...
Ling
Richard Loo ...
Col. Kim
Paul Fung ...
Toy Vendor
Richard Wong ...
Servant
Edit

Storyline

Early in World War II, Chungking schoolteacher Lin Yang is recruited to help with the dangerous mission of protecting the Allied supply line from Burma into China. In spite of the danger involved, her determination to help is strengthened when one of her young students is killed in a Japanese air raid. Some time later, she is part of a group of Allied representatives departing from Lashio, on a bus traveling the Burma Road back to China. A bridge outage forces them to spend the night in a monastery along the way, and during the night they watch in horror as a supply convoy of trucks is bombed by Japanese planes. The timing and accuracy of the raid brings them to realize that either one of their group, or perhaps the priest in the monastery, is really an enemy agent. Written by Snow Leopard

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

supply | monastery | china | burma | bus | See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller | War

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 June 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bomber över Burma  »

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Jingle Bells
(uncredited)
Traditional
Performed by Nedrick Young
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A classic for Wong and for "Poverty Row"
6 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Some B movies transcend, others lower themselves into the "so bad t's funny' category. But most fall into the general category of 'good B-movie" - entertaining but forgettable.

This film can be enjoyed as a good B-movie, If one doesn't know much of film history, there it ends - a solid B- movie from the early '40s.

But pay attention! I've watched this film several times - it's actually difficult to watch, the scene where the young boy gets wasted by Japanese machine gun fire is not fun. But the images keep pulling me along.

This is a great film, for two reasons. First, director Lewis, cinematographer Cline and editor Henkel are using the film to work out knowledge of film history that more mainstream studios would not have allowed then - Sergei Eisentein's influence is all over the film.

Secondly, Anna May Wong - a great actress relegated to small parts as the 'sultry Asian' - she is truly magnificent here, this performance would have won an Oscar for any other actress at a later time.

Yes it's still a B-movie plot and much of the dialog has to conform to that. But so much of this is rich in construction and detail that I insist it remains a classic - unrecognized but undeniable.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Bombs Over Burma (1942) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?