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The Mountain Road (1960)

 |  Drama, War  |  June 1960 (USA)
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An Army Major stationed in East China in 1944 is ordered to blow up installations to slow up advancing Japanese Army.

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Madame Sue-Mei Hung
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Collins
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Sgt. 'Mike' Michaelson (as Henry 'Harry' Morgan)
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Col. Kwan
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Niergaard
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Sgt. Miller
Mike Kellin ...
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Eddie Firestone ...
Major Lewis
Alan Baxter ...
Gen. Loomis
Leo Chen ...
Col. Li
Bill Quinn ...
Col. Magnusson
Peter Chong ...
Chinese Colonel
P.C. Lee ...
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In 1944, in eastern part of China, U.S.Army Major Baldwin and his volunteer team of demolition engineers are left behind the retreating Chinese forces. Their task is to slow down the Japanese advance into eastern China by blowing up bridges, roads, airfields and munitions dumps. They start by blowing up an American airfield and ammo dump. They receive the order to destroy a vital bridge over a mountain pass.The team uses a few army trucks to move around. At the bridge, they encounter a Nationalist Chinese Army unit in charge of guarding the bridge. Thanks to an American soldier who speaks some Chinese, Major Baldwin requests the permission, from the Chinese commander, to blow up the bridge.The Chinese colonel agrees but asks the American Major to do him a favor by also destroying a munitions dump located at some distance away.He also requests that Madame Sue-Mei Hung, the widow of a Chinese colonel, be transported by the American demolition team to the nearest major town. Major ... Written by nufs68

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The film includes themes considered to be taboo for Hollywood during the war years, such as tensions between allies and racism among Americans. See more »

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When Baldwin and his unit arrive at the ammunition dump they're supposed to blow up, it consists of several small buildings and shacks. But the interior shots showing mountains of ammunition have no resemblance to the buildings they're supposed to be in: two of them are clearly gigantic tunnels ten or twenty times as long as the buildings that are supposedly being inspected. See more »

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Madame Sue-Mei Hung: To the end of the road, peace and safety.
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Worth a look
7 August 1999 | by (Columbus, GA) – See all my reviews

This film portrays the lives of a US Army engineer squad in China during WW II. Their mission is to delay the advance of the Japanese Army. They must blow up bridges and ammo dumps along a long mountain road while dealing with a never ending line of Chinese refugees. James Stewart finds love with a beautiful Chinese widow. He must deal with his personal feelings toward a woman, a foreign people and the challenges of command. Not one of your best Jimmy Stewart movies but well worth a look.


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