A group of men parachute into Japanese-occupied Burma with a dangerous and important mission: to locate and blow up a radar station. They accomplish this well enough, but when they try to rendezvous at an old air-strip to be taken back to their base, they find Japanese waiting for them, and they must make a long, difficult walk back through enemy-occupied jungle. Written by
John Oswalt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Did You Know?
Gen. Joseph W. Stilwell
, aka "Vinegar Joe", was commander of the US forces in the China-Burma-India Theatre and is portrayed in the movie by Erville Alderson
, who bears a striking resemblance to Stilwell. See more
In all aerial scenes, the US transports used are C47's. In a takeoff scene about one third into the film, the transports shown are C46's. See more
[upon following the dead body of young paratrooper Hollis
So much for Mrs. Hollis' nine months of pain and twenty years of hope.
Opening credits: "I claim we got a beating. We got run out of Burma and its humiliating as well. I'll go over the mountains into India and rake up an army. I'll supply them there, train them, and some day I'll lead them back into Burma." Joseph W. Stilwell GENERAL, U.S. ARMY See more
Referenced in Trumbo