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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 instillations to slow up advancing Japanese Army.

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Madame Sue-Mei Hung
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Sgt. 'Mike' Michaelson (as Henry 'Harry' Morgan)
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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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An Army Major stationed in East China in 1944 is ordered to blow up instillations to slow up advancing Japanese Army.

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THE REAL EPIC OF THE SCORCHED EARTH...when hate and heroism, danger and disaster blocked escape on...THE MOUNTAIN ROAD

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This was the only real war movie which James Stewart starred in. He had vowed never to make one, since he complained they were hardly ever realistic. Harry Morgan said he believed that Stewart made an exception for this film because it was definitely anti-war. See more »

Goofs

Major Baldwin's jeep is obviously a post-World War II model, with the visible differences being the jeep seen in the film had larger headlights, a gas tank filler neck and cap in a cutout in the left rear quarter panel (instead of under the driver's seat), and the axe and shovel were affixed under the right front door cutout (instead of under the left front cutout), all different from World War II jeeps. See more »

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Madame Sue-Mei Hung: To the end of the road, peace and safety.
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Did They Just Try Too Hard?
13 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am a huge Jimmy Stewart fan. Yet this film left me cold. I think that the director and the screenplay conspire to not let him develop as a character. One time he is doing some poignant scene, where one thinks he has turned a corner in his short-sighted racist view of the larger world, and in moment, he goes right back to where he was. There's no carry-over. This film takes place in 1944 as the U. S. forces are in Chine, looking out for a tenuous ally. This particular group is a demolitions team whose purpose is to blow up roads and bridges and move on. The Japanese are very formidable and have decimated the Chinese people. Stewart expects the Chinese to act like Americans (Sound familiar?) but can't get them to follow his lead. Starvation and pain have a way of doing that. His relationship with a Chinese woman is the most interesting. I'm sure the cowardly film boards kept anything from happening. Once that factor in the film is thrown out, there is a skeleton left and it's not a very interesting one.


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