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The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954)

 -  Drama | Romance | War  -  December 1954 (USA)
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Set during the Korean War, a Navy fighter pilot must come to terms with with his own ambivalence towards the war and the fear of having to bomb a set of highly defended bridges. The ending ... See full summary »

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Set during the Korean War, a Navy fighter pilot must come to terms with with his own ambivalence towards the war and the fear of having to bomb a set of highly defended bridges. The ending of this grim war drama is all tension. Written by KC Hunt <khunt@eng.morgan.edu>

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The screen's explosively real drama of love and war! (US 1959 reissue)

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William Holden's younger brother, Robert Beedle, was a Navy fighter pilot who was killed in action in World War II. After this film was released, he was remembered by his squadron-mates as having been very much like the character of Lt Harry Brubaker. See more »

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In the scenes in sickbay after Brubaker is rescued, both CAG and Forney (A Chief Petty Officer) are seen wearing their hats. This is a horrible breach of Naval etiquette since removing one's hat in sickbay is a sign of respect for the sick or dying. See more »

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RAdm. George Tarrant: [Last Lines] Where do we get such men? They leave this ship and they do their job. Then they must find this speck lost somewhere pn the sea. When the find it they have to land on it's pitching deck. Where do we get such men?
Man on loudspeaker: [Last Lines] Launch jets!
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Opening credits prologue: With Task Force 77 U.S. Navy Off the coast of Korea November, 1952 See more »

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A rare Korean War film classic
5 November 2002 | by (Las Vegas, Nevada) – See all my reviews

A couple of years before he made film history with "The Bridge On The River Kwai" William Holden starred in this rather little known Korean War drama, one of the first to be released shortly after the war. Not too many films about the Korean War get made and this is one of the best of a very few. Holden portrays a lawyer who is ordered by the Navy to do his part for the war in bombing missions. A better known cast including Grace Kelly, Fredric March, Mickey Rooney and Earl Holliman costars with Holden (besides Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins and Sessue Hayakawa, Holden's supporting cast in "The Bridge On The River Kwai" were mostly unknowns) so it's good for big star watchers and it's an overall great film but it won't reach the heights of Holden's later "Bridge" film.


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