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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Did You Know?
One of the minor roles is a character named Negulesco, an in-joke. Director Jean Negulesco
was a contract director at Warners who was scheduled to direct Errol Flynn
's next picture, Adventures of Don Juan
(1948). Unforeseen delays caused it to be postponed and Negulesco was ultimately replaced. See more
Early in the movie, as the P-38 reconnaissance film roll is being dropped off to be developed, the sign by the building says "United States Air Force".
Even in 1945, when the movie was released, this is incorrect. The United States Air Force was not formed until 1947. During WWII it was the United States Army Air Force. See more
Pvt. Nebraska Hooper
What are you thinkin' about, Gabby?
Cpl. Gabby Gordon
I wonder what happened to those two Zulus I had a date with last week.
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 L'amico del giaguaro