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Night Plane from Chungking (1943)

Approved | | Action, Drama, Romance | 27 May 1943 (Mexico)
Without lights and in a driving rain, a bus is lumbering along the muddy Assam Road en route from Chunking to the Indian border. Passengers include Albert Pasavy (Otto Kruger), a European ... See full summary »

Director:

Ralph Murphy

Writers:

Earl Fenton (screenplay), Theodore Reeves (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Robert Preston ... Capt. Nick Stanton
Ellen Drew ... Ann Richards
Otto Kruger ... Albert Pasavy
Steven Geray ... Rev. Dr. Ven Der Lieden (as Steve Geray)
Tamara Geva ... Countess Olga Karagin
Soo Yong Soo Yong ... Madame Wu
Victor Sen Yung ... Captain Po (as Sen Yung)
Ernst Deutsch Ernst Deutsch ... Major Brissac (as Ernest Dorian)
Allen Jung ... Lieutenant Tang
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Without lights and in a driving rain, a bus is lumbering along the muddy Assam Road en route from Chunking to the Indian border. Passengers include Albert Pasavy (Otto Kruger), a European of unknown nationality; a missionary, the Rev. Dr. Van Der Liden (Steven Geray);a French officer Major Raoul Brissac (Ernst Deutsch as Ernest Dorian), and Countess Olga Karagin (Tamara Geva), a White Russian. There is also Madame Woo (Soo Yong), an ancient Chinese lady on an important diplomatic mission to Indian, and her traveling companion, Ann Richards (Ellen Drew), an American Red Cross nurse. The trip is halted when Japanese planes bomb the road and hit a munitions truck and kill many Chinese soldiers. The Chinese commander puts the wounded soldiers on the bus and directs it to a nearby secret airport where the officer in charge is Captain Nick Stanton (Robert Preston), an American attached to the Chinese Air Force. Stanton is ordered to fly the bus passengers to India and, before the take-off, ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Genres:

Action | Drama | Romance | War

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 May 1943 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

China Pass See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. Its initial telecast took place in Omaha Saturday 8 November 1958 on KETV (Channel 7); it was first broadcast in Asheville 27 June 1959 on WLOS (Channel 13), in Detroit 23 September 1959 on WJBK (Channel 2) and in Chicago 15 November 1959 on WBBM (Channel 2). Lack on sponsor interest resulting from its secondary importance and dated wartime theme meant relatively infrequent further airings. See more »

Connections

Remake of Shanghai Express (1932) See more »

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