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China Venture (1953)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama, War | 7 September 1953 (USA)
An American patrol was sent during World War II to the south of China which was occupied by Japanese troops with the order to rescue a prisoner of the Chinese guerilla.

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Capt. Matt Reardon
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Cmdr. Bert Thompson
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Lt. Ellen Wilkins
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Sgt. Hank Janowicz
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Patterson
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Chang Sung
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Wu King
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Carlson
Wong Artarne ...
Ens. Wong
Philip Ahn ...
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An American patrol was sent during World War II to the south of China which was occupied by Japanese troops with the order to rescue a prisoner of the Chinese guerilla. Written by Volker Boehm

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Washington refuses to confirm these facts but they can't deny them!

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Adventure | Drama | War

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7 September 1953 (USA)  »

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China Bound  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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This was director Don Siegel's first film for Columbia Pictures, and all his friends warned him about Columbia's notoriously tough head, Harry Cohn. Siegel, however, found Cohn surprisingly easy to work with. "He was a pussycat compared to [Jack L. Warner]," Siegel later said. See more »

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Standard war-fare
21 January 2002 | by (Hemet, Ca.) – See all my reviews

Stock company of the usual soldier types with a standard extraneous female in tow (and the standard complications that brings). Rarely get the sense that you are in a Philippian jungle - or in any real danger. Siegel at least doesn't let things drag, however, and there are a couple of good action scenes - particularly the ending. Interactions with, and between, the natives are also (a little) more sophisticated than is usually pictured. 5/10.


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