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Director:
Writers:
Ranald MacDougall (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
17 February 1945 (USA) See more »
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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 »
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Masterful, gritty, absorbing - Errol Flynn? -You bet! See more (63 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)

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Trivia:
All the weapons, uniforms, and gear used in this movie are original and accurate. This was possible due to the fact that these were still in use to the US military when this film was made. WW2 movies made in recent times use reproduction weapons and gear.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Capt Nelson switches back and forth from carrying an M1 carbine to a Thompson submachine gun.See more »
Quotes:
Pvt. Nebraska Hooper:It's sure peaceful so far.
Cpl. Gabby Gordon:That's the way I like it... peaceful. I already said when I starved to death, I want it to be peaceful.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in L'amico del giaguaro (1959)See more »

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62 out of 80 people found the following review useful.
Masterful, gritty, absorbing - Errol Flynn? -You bet!, 11 February 2005
Author: jbhsgossip from Burbank/Los Angeles California

I first saw Objective Burma as a Saturday afternoon movie, probably on WGN TV in Chicago around 1963 at the tender age of 14. I was expecting the usual Errol Flynn fare (which was fine by me) but this blew my socks off! It rates right up there with Cagney's unbelievable turn in Yankee Doodle Dandy or Bogart's African Queen – If you never thought Flynn could act, this flick will turn your head around.

The usual TV Guide description goes something like – "American paratroopers are dropped into Burma to destroy a radar station". Yes, but that's only the first half hour! The real story begins when they find out they can't be picked up and are going to have to 'walk out', and it ain't no Robin Hood swash buckles his way through the castle sequence!

The dialog, music, photography, settings, along with major and minor players all work exquisitely to deliver what I humbly consider to be the finest war movie ever made. The depth is incredible, Raoul Walsh's touch is perfect, Flynn soars beyond what anybody ever thought he could. My God, there's even a scene where a tortured comrade begs to be put out of his misery and Flynn pulls it off. This ain't -Santa Fe Trail, Baby!

Yes, there is some dialog that today would not be politically correct, but, come on – We were at WAR, and I'm sure the Japanese had some equally colorful words to describe us! Yes, there is little mention of the British who were the major heroes of Burma – Well let them go ahead and make their own damn movie and shut the hell up about it! And, sorry, it's NOT 92 minutes long, Walsh takes his time bringing the story along, showing the deteriorating situation, the heat, the worry, the exasperation – If you want MTV, go somewhere else.

So many scenes stand out. Jacobs death, signaling to the supply plane with a mirror, the rendezvous scene, the night battle – Jeez, they're all so damn good. But maybe the one that gets to me the most is in the heat of a skirmish when Flynn's men ask him where to go, what to do – His face contorts into anguish and he gives the unheard of (in Hollywood) answer – But I won't spoil it for you, go see it for yourself.

I moved to LA in 1975 and about 20 years later I happened to be visiting the Los Angeles County Arboretum (formerly Lucky Baldwin's Estate in Baldwin Park next to Santa Anita Race Track) and got to talking with someone in the office about all the movies, television shows and commercials shot there (hundreds). I suggested that someone ought to do a book about it. The gal smiled, reached into a cabinet and handed me a well worn, out of print volume – "You mean like this"? I eyed the index eagerly and almost couldn't believe my eyes when I found Objective Burma there. Oh my God, I'd been coming to the park for over 15 years and never realized that the main Victorian house (popularized in the TV series Fantasy Island) is the exact same building used in the 'native village scene' where the big fight takes place. Later I walked over to the building, climbed onto the porch and chuckled to myself – This is where they set up the machine gun to cover their escape when the Japanese attacked. Over there is where they crossed the 'swamp' and here is where Jacobs died. I actually shivered with the realization that I was standing right on the very spot where a large portion of one of my all time favorite movies was filmed. If you happen to be a fan and are in LA, it's only about 7 dollars to get in, and be sure to bring some unsalted popcorn to feed the ducks, Errol probably did…

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