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Director:
Writers:
Ranald MacDougall (screenplay) &
Lester Cole (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
17 February 1945 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
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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Awards:
Nominated for 3 Oscars. See more »
User Reviews:
A Fine Film See more (64 total) »

Cast

  (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)
 
Stunts
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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Runtime:
142 min
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Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
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?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: Capt Nelson is carrying a carbine with the stock folded, but during the fight in the village when the scene switches to show him firing the carbine the stock is extended (unfolded). The next scene in which he appears, the stock is folded.See more »
Quotes:
Pvt. Nebraska Hooper:What are you thinkin' about, Gabby?
Cpl. Gabby Gordon:[Chuckling] I wonder what happened to those two Zulus I had a date with last week.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Warner at War (2008) (TV)See more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A Fine Film, 11 July 2005
Author: nick_elliston from United Kingdom

It's understandable that there were sensitivities in the UK over this film when released. After all the British played a major role in removing the Japanese from Burma, it was still fresh in the memory and this film largely overlooks the British effort.

We have to remember though that this is a film, not a documentary, and it was made during the war for a US audience. It is not meant to be completely factually accurate and bearing this in mind it is a very good film.

I have never been an Errol Flynn fan and always think of him as just a swashbuckling pirate in tights, but he is very good here displaying a sensitive side, the difficulty of command and appropriate humour. There is also a good performance from the underrated James Brown (who was also good in films such as Air Force and the Sands of Iwo Jima).

The story displays the usual war messages, it's futility, devotion to colleagues and duty etc. It also shows the jungle as almost a big an enemy as the Japanese. I'm lucky not to have lived through those difficult times but come from a region of the UK where a large number of troops were based in Burma, and several veterans of the campaign have told me they feared the jungle as much as the Japanese.

I am a big fan of WW2 films and certainly place this amongst my top 10.

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