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China Girl (1942)

Approved | | Drama | 9 December 1942 (USA)
In November 1941, American news photographer Johnny 'Bugsy' Williams manages to escape from the Japanese and finds himself back in Burma where he meets the beautiful Miss Haoli Young. ... See full summary »

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In November 1941, American news photographer Johnny 'Bugsy' Williams manages to escape from the Japanese and finds himself back in Burma where he meets the beautiful Miss Haoli Young. Johnny is also a flyer and his friend Shorty McGuire is after him to join the Flying Tigers. He could make a small fortune filming the Burma Road but puts off the opportunity to be with Haoli, but she leaves unexpectedly for Kunming where her father runs a school. He has a price on his head and spies working for the Japanese are ready to nab him. When he hears that the Japanese are going to wipe out Kunming, he sets off to rescue Haoli. Written by garykmcd

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9 December 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Infierno en la tierra  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Betty Grable was considered for the Gene Tierney role. See more »

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The Japanese infantrymen are wearing German helmets. See more »

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References Gunga Din (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Put Your Arms Around Me, Honey (I Never Knew Any Girl Like You)
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Music by Albert von Tilzer
Lyrics by Junie McCree
Sung and danced by Ann Pennington
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Lively adventure: hollow but beautifully produced
26 November 1999 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

Elaborate WW2 adventure follows a newsreel photographer's intrigues and romance in China and Burma. Although Ben Hecht's screenplay is lively with macho action and jingo dialogue, the women stand out: Gene Tierney looks ravishing , while Lynn Bari steals all her scenes by underplaying with a haunting edge. Much less successful is hero George Montgomery who apparently took Clark Gable lessons, projecting all the brashness but none of the humor. Victor McLaglen gives stolid support and Robert Blake is fine as an Indian child. The real attraction here is the production: exquisite Oriental decor, imaginative lighting, and some spectacular mayhem.


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