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A Yank on the Burma Road (1942)

Passed | | Adventure, Drama, War | February 1942 (USA)
A hero New York cabbie accepts a job to lead a convoy of trucks up the Burma Road from Rangoon to Chungking. Along the way he crosses paths with a beautiful yet mysterious American woman and he ends up fighting the Japanese.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Mrs. Gail Farwood
... Joe Tracey
... Tom Farwood
... Kim How
... Wing (as Sen Yung)
... Dr. Franklin Ling (as Phillip Ahn)
... Radio Announcer
... Rangoon Aide de camp
James B. Leong ... Guerilla Leader (as James Leong)
Mrs. Poo Sai ... Old Woman
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A hero New York cabbie accepts a job to lead a convoy of trucks up the Burma Road from Rangoon to Chungking. Along the way he crosses paths with a beautiful yet mysterious American woman and he ends up fighting the Japanese.

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Adventure | Drama | War

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China Caravan  »

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$300,000 (estimated)
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(Turner library print)

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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This film was a mild success at the box office, earning MGM a profit of $64,000 ($1M in 2018) according to studio records. See more »

Goofs

After the truck plows open the main gate, a Japanese soldier kills the truck's machine gunner who's at the tail end back of the truck. Then the Japanese soldier is killed by a man with a pistol who fires forward and ahead of the truck when it has already passed. See more »

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Police Desk Sergeant Mulvaney: Put out that reefer you.
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Patriotic Plus
26 October 2000 | by See all my reviews

Barry Nelson, a hero cabby from NY who single handedly captures a couple of desperate thugs, accepts an offer to lead a convoy of trucks over the Burma Road for the Chinese government. Along the way he gets entangled in a romance with lovely Laraine Day, who finds she is married to a traitorous heel who has been flying for the Japanese. Phew! What a plot! Altogether, an entertaining, patriotic bit of propaganda that was a product of it's times. However, even given the patriotic fervor of the early war years, Barry Nelson's performance was really way over the top. He was so animated, in certain scenes, he appeared to be making faces! This type of film does not appeal to everyone ... but, if you enjoy them you will want to try "The Purple Heart" and "The First Yank in Tokyo". Same formula - same POV.


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