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Objective, Burma! ()


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A platoon of special ops are tasked to parachute into the remote Burmese jungle and destroy a strategic Japanese radar station, but getting out isn't as easy.

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Capt. Nelson
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SSgt. Treacy
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Lt. Sid Jacobs
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Cpl. Gabby Gordon
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Mark Williams
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Col. J. Carter
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Hogan
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Lt. Barker (as Stephen Richards)
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Pvt. Nebraska Hooper (as Dick Erdman)
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Gen. Joseph W. Stilwell (uncredited)
Joel Allen ...
Cpl. Brophy - Radioman (uncredited)
Gordon Arnold ...
Paratrooper (uncredited)
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Capt. Hennessey (uncredited)
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Paratrooper (uncredited)
Carlyle Blackwell Jr. ...
Lt. Barker - Pilot (uncredited)
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Narrator - Opening Sequence (uncredited) (voice)
Kit Carson ...
Paratrooper (uncredited)
Neil Carter ...
Paratrooper (uncredited)
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Miggleori (uncredited)
Tom Daly ...
Stilwell's assistant (uncredited)
Jim Drum ...
Paratrooper (uncredited)
Stanley Dunn ...
Paratrooper (uncredited)
Elmer Ellingwood ...
Paratrooper (uncredited)
Paul Gerkin ...
Paratrooper (uncredited)
Augie Gomez ...
Paratrooper (uncredited)
Larry Hall ...
Paratrooper (uncredited)
Louis Hart ...
Paratrooper (uncredited)
Abdul Hassan ...
Burmese Priest (uncredited)
Douglas Henderson ...
Paratrooper (uncredited)
Shep Houghton ...
Paratrooper (uncredited)
Ace Hudkins ...
Paratrooper (uncredited)
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Fred Hollis (uncredited)
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Pilot (uncredited)
Asit Koomar ...
Gurkha (uncredited)
Pete Kooy ...
Paratrooper (uncredited)
Weaver Levy ...
Chinese Captain (uncredited)
Liparit ...
Burmese Man (uncredited)
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British Maj. Fitzpatrick (uncredited)
Paul McWilliams ...
Paratrooper (uncredited)
Harlan Miller ...
Paratrooper (uncredited)
Charles Mitchell ...
Paratrooper (uncredited)
Charles Murray Jr. ...
Paratrooper (uncredited)
Bennie Novicki ...
Paratrooper (uncredited)
John O'Connor ...
Paratrooper (uncredited)
Leon O'Neal ...
Paratrooper (uncredited)
George Peters ...
Paratrooper (uncredited)
Allen Pomeroy ...
Paratrooper (uncredited)
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Sgt. Chattu (uncredited)
Larry Rio ...
Paratrooper (uncredited)
Laddie Rucker ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Byron Ruggles ...
Paratrooper (uncredited)
Charles Schrader ...
Paratrooper (uncredited)
Bernard Sell ...
Pilot (uncredited)
John Sheridan ...
Co-Pilot (uncredited)
Raul Singh ...
Burmese Priest (uncredited)
Jack Stroll ...
Paratrooper (uncredited)
Paul Stupin ...
Paratrooper (uncredited)
Frank Tang ...
Capt. Li (uncredited)
Tex Taylor ...
Paratrooper (uncredited)
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Pvt. Soapy Higgins (uncredited)
Russ Whiteman ...
Paratrooper (uncredited)
John Whitney ...
Negulesco (uncredited)
Buster Wiles ...
Paratrooper (uncredited)

Directed by

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Raoul Walsh

Written by

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Ranald MacDougall ... (screenplay) &
Lester Cole ... (screenplay)
 
Alvah Bessie ... (original story)

Produced by

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Jerry Wald ... producer
Jack L. Warner ... executive producer

Music by

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Franz Waxman

Cinematography by

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James Wong Howe ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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George Amy

Editorial Department

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Lee Huntington ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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Ted Smith

Set Decoration by

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Jack McConaghy ... (set decorations)

Makeup Department

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Perc Westmore ... makeup artist
Ward Hamilton ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Frank Mattison ... unit manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Elmer Decker ... assistant director (uncredited)
Herbert S. Greene ... second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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J. Leslie Asher ... assistant props (uncredited)
Lloyd S. Edwards ... props (uncredited)
Harper Goff ... set designer (uncredited)

Sound Department

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C.A. Riggs ... sound
Gordon M. Davis ... re-recording and effects mixer (uncredited)
E. Kenneth Martin ... re-recording and effects mixer (uncredited)

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Edwin B. DuPar ... special effects (as E.B. DuPar)

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Paul Detlefsen ... matte paintings (uncredited)

Stunts

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Allen Pomeroy ... stunts (uncredited)
Buster Wiles ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Charles Alexander ... gaffer (uncredited)
Earl Ellwood ... best boy (uncredited)
Thomas Morris ... second camera (uncredited)
Richard L. Rawlings ... assistant camera (uncredited)
S.K. Taylor ... grip (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Clayton Brackett ... wardrobe (uncredited)
Henry Field ... wardrobe (uncredited)

Location Management

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William Guthrie ... location manager (uncredited)

Music Department

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Leo F. Forbstein ... musical director
Leonid Raab ... orchestral arrangements
Charles David Forrest ... music mixer (uncredited)

Other crew

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Charles S. Galbreath ... technical advisor (as Major Charles S. Galbreath United States Army Parachute Troops)
John Maxwell ... dialogue director
M.H. Whyte ... technical advisor (as Major M. H. Whyte British Indian Army 8 {F. F.} Battalion Burma Rifles)
Paul Le Pere ... dialogue director (uncredited)
Irva Mae Ross ... script clerk (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

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. Written by John Oswalt

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Taglines Doorway to Japan ! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Objective Burma (United States)
  • Objective Burma (World-wide, English title)
  • Commando de l'enfer (France)
  • Commando de l'enfer (Aventures en Birmanie) (France)
  • Aventures en Birmanie (France)
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  • 142 min
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Trivia 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 »
Goofs The 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment served in the Pacific - in New Guinea and the Philippines but not in Burma. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Hearts and Minds (1974). See more »
Crazy Credits 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 »
Quotes Mark Williams: Your folks are gonna get quite a kick out of reading about you.
Lt. Sid Jacobs: [Taken aback] You mean all that stuff will be in the Schenectady paper?
Mark Williams: Sure. You don't mind, do you?
Lt. Sid Jacobs: Well, heck, no! What do you know, it's a small world, isn't it?
Mark Williams: Yeah, and it's getting smaller. If only more folks back home would realize that Crane Street, Schenectady runs all the way to Burma, this would be the last war.
Lt. Sid Jacobs: Amen.
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