A group of men parachute into Japanese-occupied Burma with a dangerous and important mission: to locate and blow up a radar station. They accomplish this well enough, but when they try to rendezvous at an old air-strip to be taken back to their base, they find Japanese waiting for them, and they must make a long, difficult walk back through enemy-occupied jungle.
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Doorway to Japan !
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The movie was pulled from release in the UK after just one week. It was banned there after heated protest from British veterans groups and the military establishment. As the Burma campaign was a predominantly British and Australian operation, the picture was taken as a national insult due to the movie's Americanization of the Burma operation. The resentment that many felt was seen as yet another example of Americans believing they had won the war single-handedly. It was not shown in Britain again until 1952/1953, and only with an apologetic disclaimer. Incidentally, writer Lester Cole
, who co-wrote the somewhat overly patriotic flag-waving script, would be branded an "Un-American" Communist, becoming one of the Hollywood Ten just a few years later. See more
Errol Flynn takes both tags off the body of his friend after dies from the effects of torture. This would leave no tags for graves registration to use to identify any bodies buried in that matter. One tag always stays with the body. See more
[Seeing Gabby putting stagnant water in his canteen and getting ready to drink it
Hey, do you want to get sick? Where's your purifying tablets?
Cpl. Gabby Gordon
I lost them when we made that last river crossing.
[Nelson gives him some of his
Cpl. Gabby Gordon
They'll remember me in history. Gabby Gordon: the guy who purified all the stinkin' rivers in Burma!
Opening credits: "I claim we got a beating. We got run out of Burma and its humiliating as well. I'll go over the mountains into India and rake up an army. I'll supply them there, train them, and some day I'll lead them back into Burma." Joseph W. Stilwell GENERAL, U.S. ARMY See more