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Malaya (1949)

Passed  |   |  Adventure, Drama  |  24 April 1950 (Sweden)
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Newspaperman Royer convinces government officials of a plan to obtain rubber by stealing it out from under the Japanese. Carnahan is let out of prison to help.

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John Royer
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Luana (as Valentina Cortesa)
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The Dutchman
John Hodiak ...
Kellar
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John Manchester
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Romano
Roland Winters ...
Bruno Gruber
Richard Loo ...
Colonel Genichi Tomura
Ian MacDonald ...
Carlos Tassuma
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Matisson
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Lester Matthews ...
Matisson (scenes deleted)
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After living abroad for several years, journalist John Royer returns to the United States just after the U.S. enters World War II. His boast that he could easily smuggle rubber, a key wartime natural resource, out of Malaya has him tasked with doing just that. He manages to get someone from his past, Carnaghan, sprung from Alactraz and together they head off to South East Asia posing as Irishmen. Once there, Carnaghan lines up some of his old cronies and with Royer and a few plantation owners plans to smuggle the rubber out from under the Japanese army's watchful eye. Written by garykmcd

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Sydney Greenstreet's final film. See more »

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Spenser Tracy says to Luana that the Earth is moving toward the Sun at the rate of a half an inch a century. In fact, the Earth is in a stable orbit that over an astronomical time scale will in fact move away from the Sun. As the Sun loses mass as it fuses hydrogen into helium, the Earth's orbit will increase by a minuscule amount; approximately 150,000 kilometers over approximately the next 5 to 6 billion years. See more »

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Carnaghan: [on the Dutchman] He looks like the moon in a pail o' beer.
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Great Cast of Classic Screen Actors!
15 May 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a Classic film that can be seen over and over again. Spencer Tracy, " Devil at 4 O'Clock,'61", gave an outstanding performance trying to obtain rubber from a jungle infested with the Japanese Army during WWII and working hand in hand with his buddy James Stewart,"The Shootist",'76, in order to accomplish their mission with romance and plenty of action. Sydney Greenstreet," The Woman in White",'48 gave his last performance in this film and played the owner of a cafe and lived up to a great supporting role. This entire picture had great supporting actors, Barrymore, Roland and Winters. If you love Classic films, don't miss this one!


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