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
At the Japanese radar station, the operator is plainly seen sitting physically on the antenna. This would never have happened for a multitude of reasons - not the least of which would have been the RF radiation being emitted from the radar transmitter itself... The "operator" would have been fried. 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