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A Yank on the Burma Road (1942)

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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)

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Although there is no record of retakes, there must have been some after the end of filming on 13 November 1941, since the bombing of Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941 is mentioned in the forward and in conversation within the film. Retakes may have been the reason some of the listed actors were not in the film. This movie was certainly one of the earliest releases mentioning the bombing of Pearl Harbor. See more »

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Patriotic Plus
26 October 2000 | by (Las Cruces, New Mexico) – See all my reviews

Barry Nelson, a hero cabby from NY who single handedly captures a couple of desperate thugs, accepts an offer to lead a convoy of trucks over the Burma Road for the Chinese government. Along the way he gets entangled in a romance with lovely Laraine Day, who finds she is married to a traitorous heel who has been flying for the Japanese. Phew! What a plot! Altogether, an entertaining, patriotic bit of propaganda that was a product of it's times. However, even given the patriotic fervor of the early war years, Barry Nelson's performance was really way over the top. He was so animated, in certain scenes, he appeared to be making faces! This type of film does not appeal to everyone ... but, if you enjoy them you will want to try "The Purple Heart" and "The First Yank in Tokyo". Same formula - same POV.

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