Three people, Susan and Philip Ashlow and Henry Brittingham-Brett are washed ashore on a deserted island after a shipwreck. Henry is Susan's lover. Since the island is filled with things to... See full summary »
When the U.S. forces withdraw from Java, ahead of the Japanese invasion, U.S. Navy doctor Corydon M. Wassell coordinates the remaining wounded servicemen and leads them to safety towards the last Allied evacuation points.
In the final days of WW2, in a M.A.S.H. unit in Burma, a severely wounded corporal watches in dismay as fellow soldiers pack-up to return home but a caring nurse and five remaining soldiers bring him solace.
Retired British general Brunswick reminisces about the days when he was a colonel in charge of a British Army battalion fighting against native rebels in colonial India during the late 1800s.His fondest memories are of his second in command officer,captain Pindenny,as well as of his three most unruly and undisciplined soldiers,privates Archibald Ackroyd,Bill Sykes and Dennis Malloy.The three undisciplined privates are colonel Brunswick's best soldiers and also his biggest headaches.They are responsible for most of colonel's gray hairs but also for his most memorable funny moments during their 18 year military career together.When a new battalion commander,colonel Groat,arrives to take charge of the battalion,the retiring colonel Brunswick becomes resentful and unruly himself,just like the three unruly soldiers under his command.Given the traditional mutual dislike between various branches of the armed services it doesn't help that colonel Brunswick and his unit are infantry and the ...Written by
Soldiers Three is a 1951 black and white war drama that is a pale imitation of Gunga Din (1939). How on earth you could try to re-make Gunga Din is questionable enough, but consider that producer Pandro Berman worked on the original. What was he thinking?
Stewart Granger, David Niven, Cyril Cusack and Robert Newton star, but none of them come anywhere near the talent on display by Cary Grant, Victor McLaglen, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., and Sam Jaffe.
Granger made far better films (King Solomon's Mines, Scaramouche) as did Newton (my favorite Long John Silver), and of course Niven who won Oscars and Golden Globes for many memorable performances.
Here is a film that should be avoided.
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