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Release Date:
17 February 1945 (USA) See more »
A platoon of special ops are tasked to parachute into the remote Burmese jungle and destroy a strategic Japanese radar station, but getting out isn't as easy. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. See more »
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Great Movie, Now on DVD See more (66 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Errol Flynn ... Capt. Nelson

James Brown ... SSgt. Treacy

William Prince ... Lt. Sid Jacobs

George Tobias ... Cpl. Gabby Gordon

Henry Hull ... Mark Williams
Warner Anderson ... Col. J. Carter

John Alvin ... Hogan

Mark Stevens ... Lt. Barker (as Stephen Richards)

Richard Erdman ... Pvt. Nebraska Hooper (as Dick Erdman)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Erville Alderson ... Gen. Joseph W. Stilwell (uncredited)
Joel Allen ... Cpl. Brophy - Radioman (uncredited)
Gordon Arnold ... Paratrooper (uncredited)

Hugh Beaumont ... Capt. Hennessey (uncredited)
Lee Bennett ... Paratrooper (uncredited)
Carlyle Blackwell Jr. ... Lt. Barker - Pilot (uncredited)
Truman Bradley ... Narrator - Opening Sequence (voice) (uncredited)
Kit Carson ... Paratrooper (uncredited)
Neil Carter ... Paratrooper (uncredited)

Anthony Caruso ... Miggleori (uncredited)
Jim Drum ... Paratrooper (uncredited)
Stanley Dunn ... Paratrooper (uncredited)
Elmer Ellingwood ... Paratrooper (uncredited)
Paul Gerkin ... Paratrooper (uncredited)
Larry Hall ... Paratrooper (uncredited)
Louis Hart ... Paratrooper (uncredited)
Abdul Hassan ... Burmese Priest (uncredited)
Douglas Henderson ... Paratrooper (uncredited)
Shep Houghton ... Paratrooper (uncredited)
Ace Hudkins ... Paratrooper (uncredited)
William Hudson ... Fred Hollis (uncredited)
John James ... Pilot (uncredited)
Asit Koomar ... Gurkha (uncredited)
Pete Kooy ... Paratrooper (uncredited)
Weaver Levy ... Chinese Captain (uncredited)
Liparit ... Burmese Man (uncredited)
Lester Matthews ... British Maj. Fitzpatrick (uncredited)
Paul McWilliams ... Paratrooper (uncredited)
Harlan Miller ... Paratrooper (uncredited)
Charles Mitchell ... Paratrooper (uncredited)
Charles Murray Jr. ... Paratrooper (uncredited)
Bennie Novicki ... Paratrooper (uncredited)
John O'Connor ... Paratrooper (uncredited)
Leon O'Neal ... Paratrooper (uncredited)
George Peters ... Paratrooper (uncredited)
Allen Pomeroy ... Paratrooper (uncredited)
Rodd Redwing ... Sgt. Chattu (uncredited)
Larry Rio ... Paratrooper (uncredited)
Laddie Rucker ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Byron Ruggles ... Paratrooper (uncredited)
Charles Schrader ... Paratrooper (uncredited)
Bernard Sell ... Pilot (uncredited)
John Sheridan ... Co-Pilot (uncredited)
Raul Singh ... Burmese Priest (uncredited)
Jack Stroll ... Paratrooper (uncredited)
Paul Stupin ... Paratrooper (uncredited)
Frank Tang ... Capt. Li (uncredited)
Tex Taylor ... Paratrooper (uncredited)
George Tyne ... Pvt. Soapy Higgins from Flatbush (uncredited)
Russ Whiteman ... Paratrooper (uncredited)
John Whitney ... Negulesco (uncredited)
Buster Wiles ... Paratrooper (uncredited)

Directed by
Raoul Walsh 
Writing credits
Ranald MacDougall (screenplay) &
Lester Cole (screenplay)

Alvah Bessie (original story)

Produced by
Jerry Wald .... producer
Jack L. Warner .... executive producer
Original Music by
Franz Waxman 
Cinematography by
James Wong Howe (director of photography)
Film Editing by
George Amy 
Art Direction by
Ted Smith 
Set Decoration by
Jack McConaghy (set decorations)
Makeup Department
Perc Westmore .... makeup artist
Ward Hamilton .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Frank Mattison .... unit manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Elmer Decker .... assistant director (uncredited)
Herbert S. Greene .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
J. Leslie Asher .... assistant props (uncredited)
Lloyd S. Edwards .... props (uncredited)
Harper Goff .... set designer (uncredited)
Sound Department
C.A. Riggs .... sound
Gordon M. Davis .... re-recording and effects mixer (uncredited)
E. Kenneth Martin .... re-recording and effects mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Edwin B. DuPar .... special effects (as E.B. DuPar)
Visual Effects by
Paul Detlefsen .... matte paintings (uncredited)
Allen Pomeroy .... stunts (uncredited)
Buster Wiles .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Charles Alexander .... gaffer (uncredited)
Earl Ellwood .... best boy (uncredited)
Thomas Morris .... second camera (uncredited)
Richard L. Rawlings .... assistant camera (uncredited)
S.K. Taylor .... grip (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Clayton Brackett .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Henry Field .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Lee Huntington .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Leo F. Forbstein .... musical director
Leonid Raab .... orchestral arrangements
Charles David Forrest .... music mixer (uncredited)
Other crew
Charles S. Galbreath .... technical advisor (as Major Charles S. Galbreath United States Army Parachute Troops)
John Maxwell .... dialogue director
M.H. Whyte .... technical advisor (as Major M. H. Whyte British Indian Army 8 {F. F.} Battalion Burma Rifles)
William Guthrie .... location manager (uncredited)
Paul Le Pere .... dialogue director (uncredited)
Irva Mae Ross .... script clerk (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

Production Companies
  • Warner Bros. (presents) (as Warner Bros. Pictures Inc.) (as A Warner Bros.-First National Picture also)
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Objective Burma" - International (English title) (DVD box title), USA (poster title)
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142 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Canada:G (video rating) | Finland:K-16 | Norway:16 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1989) | USA:Approved (No. 10098)

Did You Know?

Gen. Joseph W. Stilwell, aka "Vinegar Joe", was commander of the US forces in the China-Burma-India Theatre and is portrayed in the movie by Erville Alderson, who bears a striking resemblance to Stilwell.See more »
Factual errors: 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 »
Mark Williams:Your folks are gonna get quite a kick out of reading about you.
Lt. Sid Jacobs:[Taken aback] You mean all that stuff will be in the Schenectady paper?
Mark Williams:Sure. You don't mind, do you?
Lt. Sid Jacobs:Well, heck, no! What do you know, it's a small world, isn't it?
Mark Williams:Yeah, and it's getting smaller. If only more folks back home would realize that Crane Street, Schenectady runs all the way to Burma, this would be the last war.
Lt. Sid Jacobs:Amen.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Raoul Walsh and Errol Flynn (2002) (TV)See more »


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24 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
Great Movie, Now on DVD, 14 May 2003
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This is one of the very best of the WWII battle films made during the war. It has excellent action sequences, and is full of the very intense emotions that were felt during that time. It's also one of Errol Flynn's best roles, as the captain of a parachute squad sent to blow up a Japanese radar station as a prelude to the allied re-conquest of Burma. Unlike many of the war films of the same era, this one is shot almost exclusively outdoors, and a considerable effort was made to make the shoot look and sound like it was actually in a jungle.

Considering the film's age, the picture quality of the DVD is very good. A few of the sequences have a lot of scratches and grain, but that was because the film makes good use of real jungle war footage.

A must see for fans of WWII films, or of Errol Flynn fans who want to see him in one of his best roles.

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