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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Mark Williams (Henry Hull
) utters the oath, "The bastards!" in reference to the Japanese. It is somewhat and muffled, and as he was off-screen, the censors evidently missed it. See more
Capt Nelson switches back and forth from carrying an M1 carbine to a Thompson submachine gun. 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
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