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?
was criticized for playing heroes in World War II movies. Tony Thomas
in his book "Errol Flynn: The Spy Who Never Was" states that Flynn had tried to enlist in every branch of any armed services he could but was rejected as unfit for service on the grounds of his health--he had a heart condition, tuberculosis, malaria and a back problem. Flynn felt he could contribute to America's war effort by appearing in war films, and subsequently made such pictures as Edge of Darkness
(1943); Northern Pursuit
(1943); Dive Bomber
(1941) and Uncertain Glory
(1944). Reportedly, Flynn was at his most professional and co-operative he ever was whilst working on Second World War movies. The studios apparently did not diffuse the criticism of Flynn's state-of-health as they wished to keep it quiet for fear of his box-office draw waning. See more
During the retreat action sequence, after the firefight in the swamp, the machine gun is picked up by the barrel. After firing this much the barrel would have been much too hot to touch. See more
[to Williams' dead body
Oh, we won't forget you, Pop. From now on, if I ever get to buy another newspaper, I'll remember what a few cents can buy. So long.
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