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China Sky (1945)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama, War | 16 May 1945 (USA)
The conflicts of war-torn China are reflected in miniature within an American mission hospital.

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Chen-Ta
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'Ducky' Louie ...
Little Goat
Philip Ahn ...
Dr. Kim
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Chung
H.T. Tsiang ...
Magistrate
Chin Kuang Chow ...
Little Charlie
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In a hill city of war-torn China, the American mission hospital is run by Dr. Gray Thompson and Dr. Sara Durand, who secretly loves him. Then Gray comes back from the USA with new equipment ...and new wife Louise, who is jealous of Sara, shows herself a coward in the first Japanese air raid, and wants to take Gray back to the States. Others have similar troubles; and Japanese prisoner Colonel Yasuda manipulates them for his own ends. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Adventure | Drama | War

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Pearl S. Buck's China Sky  »

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1.37 : 1
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The Japanese used no Airborne troops in China during World War II. They only had three battalions of para-marines that were used in Indochina (Southeast Asia, Viet Nam, Cambodia, etc.) on a very limited basis as airborne troops; but did participate in several landings. See more »

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Jingle Bells
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Written by James Pierpont
Sung by the children
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Interesting, but not a great movie.
2 January 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

China Sky is interesting as it shows a side of WWII that is seldom seen, the war in China. Few realize the enormity of what the Japanese did to China and it is seldom seen on television or in the movies. This gives at least a glimpse into that world.

The story was written by Pearl S. Buck. It has some of the worst dialog I've seen in a movie in many years. The story is predictable, and there is not one thing in the plot that comes as a surprise. The acting is a bit better than the dialog, but that really isn't saying much.

This movie is worth watching if for nothing else but the subject matter, but if one is expecting to be entertained please watch something else.


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