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

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Lucy Dell (as Judith Gibson)
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Tom Whitley
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Ma Sing
Hayward Soo Hoo ...
Ling
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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 över Burma  »

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$25,000 (estimated)
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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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Chinese revenge
14 October 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Anna May Wong (Lin) is a schoolteacher assigned on a mission by the Chinese Resistance to discover who is tipping off the Japanese for bombing raids. Targets seem to be pinpointed with expert knowledge. On a bus journey, Wong and a cast of characters are held up at a monastery where it becomes obvious that the traitor is among them.

This film has a couple of memorable sequences – the beginning section at the school and the end section at the head of the convoy – that make it a better film than I had expected. There is also some humour thrown in from the naughty schoolboy. My wife and I laughed out loud when he is left in the classroom alone to throw all the schoolwork everywhere. He also has a funny moment where he knows he is wrong and gets up and puts on the naughty hat without any prompting. Very funny.

Unfortunately, the sound quality is poor and this does interfere with some of the dialogue but overall, given the different subject matter, it has to score for novelty value. It's a short film and it's OK entertainment while it lasts.


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