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A Yank on the Burma Road (1942)

Passed  |   |  Adventure, Drama, War  |  February 1942 (USA)
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Complete credited cast:
Mrs. Gail Farwood
Joe Tracey
Stuart Crawford ...
Tom Farwood
Kim How
Victor Sen Yung ...
Wing (as Sen Yung)
Philip Ahn ...
Dr. Franklin Ling (as Phillip Ahn)
Knox Manning ...
Radio Announcer
Matthew Boulton ...
Rangoon Aide de camp
James B. Leong ...
Guerilla Leader (as James Leong)
Mrs. Poo Sai ...
Old Woman


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February 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

China Caravan  »

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(Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Clyde De Vinna took over as director of photography during the last week of filming when 'Lester White' had to shoot additional scenes for Babes on Broadway (1941). See more »

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" I'm an American Cab Driver, there aren't too many things which scare us "
14 October 2010 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

From the magnificent collection of war time films, comes this jovial story of an American cabby, Joe Tracey (Barry Nelson) who without too much effort, manages to capture single handedly, two notorious hoodlums. In doing so, he is instantly catapulted to national fame. One of the effects of such fame is that he is sought out by Dr. Franklin Ling (Phillip Ahn) and other Chinesse patriots Kim How (Keye Luke) who engage him to lead a convoy of trucks across the old Burma Road. Once there he is beset with a number of problems, least of which are the invading Japanese, little fuel, blown bridges and a fair damsel in distress. Mrs. Gail Farwood (Laraine Day). The movie is standard for the pre-war years and formulated to entice America to join the war. Shown in Black and White, the film is subtly propaganda in nature and sympathetic to the Chinese people's plight. Mr. Nelson is stereotypical of the American hero and is convincing in character.If one enjoys the film, then it's message has been conveyed. ***

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