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The Wind Cannot Read (1958)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  14 July 1958 (Denmark)
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Cast overview:
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Flight Lt. Michael Quinn
Yôko Tani ...
Sabbi
Ronald Lewis ...
Leader Fenwick
John Fraser ...
Officer Peter Munroe
Anthony Bushell ...
Brigadier
Heihachirô Ôkawa ...
Lt. Nakamura (as Henry Okawa)
Marne Maitland ...
Bahadur
Michael Medwin ...
Officer Lamb
Richard Leech ...
Hobson
Tony Wager ...
Moss (as Anthony Wager)
Tadashi Ikeda ...
Itsumi San
Yôichi Matsue ...
Cpl. Mori
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Joy Michael ...
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Avice Landone ...
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LOVE THAT WAS FORBIDDEN . . . but could not be denied!

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El viento no sabe leer  »

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When Quinn breaks his handcuffs with a rock (c. 97 minutes) his wrists are not bleeding and his right wrist shows no serious sign of injury; yet in the next shot he is bandaging both his wrists, now bleeding, with the torn strips from his shirt. See more »

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The Wind Cannot Read
Written by Peter Hart
Sung by Vera Lynn
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Inscrutable
9 December 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Dirk Bogarde is an officer during World War II learning Japanese in India in order to do intelligence work on the Indian front.

While there he gets a Japanese teacher, who is full of the inscrutable and mysterious East, like a Chinese motorcycle. Some scenes are pretty fruity in between the Indian travelogue and the first scene doesn't fit into the plot properly, in fact it doesn't seem to have any relevance at all (lost in editing perhaps?).

In the war scenes, the Japanese are honourable, like in "Bridge Across The River Kwai", not at all like they actually were, and the British are all very 'pukka' and respectable - it's strictly popular fare.


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