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Captain Tom Reynolds and his band of skilled O.S.S. operatives are in WWII Burma to train the Kachin natives in modern warfare. But jungle combat, particularly against a Japanese army as familiar with the terrain as the Kachin, is more grueling than Reynolds had reckoned. Some respite is found in the arms of beautiful Carla, but after Chinese rebels cross the border to loot and murder American soldiers, Reynolds abandons all notions of "military protocol" and seeks requital. Written by
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During the Jap ambush in the first part of the movie Capt. Reynolds' "gun-bearer" keeps handing him different weapons. He swaps his Thompson for a Sten then passes the Sten back for a Carbine. When the Japanese run out and shoot his "gun-bearer" Reynolds opens up "full-auto" with the Carbine. There were no "full-auto" Carbines in WWII. See more »
There are three well done battle scenes in this movie. The scenery is fabulous. Gina Lollobrigida is gorgeous. All the secondary characters are well acted, including Dean Jones, Charles Bronson and Steve McQueen.
The bad news is that the script and lead actors (Sinatra and Lollobrigida) are terrible. The movie mixes an absurd and unbelievable romance with a series of clichéd and unbelievable war situations.
This may not be Sinatra's worst acting job, but of the ten or so movies I've seen him in, he has never been so wooden and dull. It seems as if he walked onto the set, did his lines in one take and went out to the nightclubs.
Sinatra fans will probably enjoy the movie. Everybody else, not so much.
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