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?
Members of Merrill's Marauders, who were on location as technical advisers, critiqued the fact that Nelson's men killed all the Japanese at the radar station so quickly with none wounded or escaped. That was likely by design because any of the defenders left alive would have to be executed by the special ops troops, something that 1945 audiences would have found objectionable for American troops to do. 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
Why didn't you join the Navy?
I can walk better than I can swim, brother.
Closing credits: This story has a conclusion but not an end- It will end only when the evil forces of Japan are totally destroyed. This film is gratefully dedicated to the men of the American, British, Chinese and Indian Armies, without whose heroic efforts Burma would still be in the hands of the Japanese. See more
Referenced in L'amico del giaguaro