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Bombs Over Burma (1942)

 -  Drama | Thriller | War  -  5 June 1942 (USA)
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Chinese girl risks her life on espionage mission against Japanese in World War 2.

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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 ...
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Richard Wong ...
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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

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5 June 1942 (USA)  »

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Bomber √∂ver Burma  »

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$25,000 (estimated)
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wartime flick - Group must ferret out spy
24 January 2008 | by (southwest US) – See all my reviews

Anna May Wong is a Chinese school teacher Lin Yang, who is also a spy for the "good guys" during WW II. She is traveling with an international group, who must discover who is leaking information to the Japanese bombers. The story is pretty good, but the sound quality is poor in parts of the film, with quite a bit of static in the soundtrack. Also lots of stock wartime footage thrown in. I was quite impressed at how the women could keep their hair and makeup just perfect on this long, hard roadtrip. Leslie Denison ( Roger Howe ) was a busy guy in those days - made 12 films in 1942, and 14 in 1943, in large and small roles. Wong had just made Lady from Chunking, the year before, another Alexander/Stern production about wartime China. Astute viewers will recognize the large, annoying Dan Seymour (Brogranza), who had played Captain Renard in To Have and Have Not. Too bad they didn't give him a larger role in this film - might have helped spruce it up. Connie Leon, who was actually British, provides the only laughs as the Chinese customs agent who taunts each person in the group as they are questioned when leaving town. This was just the third film for Ned Young (Slim Jenkins), and only the second credited role for lovely blonde Teala Loring, who seems to be the daughter of Doctor somebody or other, going to Chunking to check on him. Entertaining film, quite short at 65 minutes. It was a little odd... in the credits for the film, they use the PRC symbol for "producers releasing corp", but that's also the abbreviation for "Peoples Republic of China"...


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