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The Highway (1935)

Dalu (original title)
Six young men from the city take jobs on a road crew, building a highway of strategic importance to the Chinese Army. The story relates the men's interactions with each other, the local ... See full summary »

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Yan Jin ...
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Xiang Ding (as Yan-yan Chen)
Li-li Li ...
Jasmine (as Lili Li)
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Junli Zheng ...
Jun Zheng (as Jun-li Zheng)
Jing Liu ...
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Jiqun Liu ...
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Little Six Han (as Lan-gen Han)
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Zhang Yu (as Yik Cheung)
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Zhang Da (as Zhi-zhi Zhang)
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Liu Chang
Guanwu Shang ...
Hu Tian (as Guan-wu Shang)
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Six young men from the city take jobs on a road crew, building a highway of strategic importance to the Chinese Army. The story relates the men's interactions with each other, the local community, and two friendly and flirtatious young local girls who become part of their circle. Meanwhile, their hard work is countered by a traitorous foreman bribed by Japanese agents to sabotage the road. Written by Don Marion <d-mari@tc.umn.edu>

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Th steam roller which features in the final scenes was made by J Kemna of Breslau, then part of Germany. Unfortunately its number is not distinct enough to read. The biplane fighter which attacks the road builders is also too indistinct to identify. See more »

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Referenced in Center Stage (1991) See more »

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A reminder of history that is unknown to most people
27 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

The literal translation of the title of this film is: The Great Way.

This movie reminds audience an important historical fact: World War II did not begin in 1941 for China, instead, it started a decade ago when Japanese invaded Manchuria, the northeastern part of China.


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