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

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Hallam
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Ma Sing
Hayward Soo Hoo ...
Ling
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Col. Kim
Paul Fung ...
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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 över Burma  »

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$25,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The earliest documented telecast of this film in the New York City area occurred Monday 12 November 1945 on pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1). See more »

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Yankee Doodle
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Performed by Lin Ying's Class
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The spy on the bus
21 May 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Poverty Row PRC produced this film that stars Anna May Wong as a lovely and dedicated Chinese school teacher who joins the Chinese cause to defend her country from Japan's attacks. It's a cheap film, typical PRC, but one of the better products from that studio.

Bombs Over Burma has school teacher Wong first witnessing an attack on her village from the air where one of her little pupils is killed. After that she joins the cause and because she's a school teacher and presumably can read and write she gets into intelligence work.

Sometime later she's on a bus with a mixed group of international travelers that is forced to spend a night at a monastery. It's there she will ferret out the spy.

Don't look down the cast list to spot who might be the slim traitor. If you pick who I think you'll pick you'll be wrong.

For a PRC film it's not half bad.


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