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
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According to Warners, six cameras were used to shoot the climactic hilltop battle sequence. See more
When Nelson and his men are about to be picked up at the airstrip, a sentry tells Nelson about a hundred Japanese are approaching. Nelson immediately radios the landing aircraft to abort because about two hundred Japanese are waiting. See more
[Commenting on a sleeping soldier
That guy could go to sleep on a clothesline.
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