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French colonial rule in Indochina (Vietnam) took place from the 19th century until the Second World War, when Vietnam was invaded by Japan. The resistance movement against the Japanese was led by the Communist Viet Minh which, at the war's end, declared Vietnam's independence. The French refused to accept that and fought to re-establish colonial rule. The French Indochina War, conducted with some American aid, lasted until 1954, when France admitted defeat. In 1955 the Republic of Vietnam, administered from Saigon, was proclaimed in the south, while the north, ruled from Hanoi, remained in Communist hands. By April 1956 French forces completely withdrew from Vietnam. See more »
Film stock flipped when Lucky Legs and Sgt. Brock go into the tree house. The sniper has a left handed rifle, Sgt. Brock's knife is on the wrong side, and his watch has moved to his right wrist. See more »
Music by Victor Young Extended by his old friend Max Steiner See more »
Ludicrous war drama set in early days of Vietnam War
Everything that's wrong about Sam Fuller pictures pops up here, with little of what's right being present. The script is full of silly lines, and the two leads are several miles out of their depth. Nat King Cole is the best thing in the picture, giving a sensitive and believable performance in a supporting role. Not bad enough to be entertaining on that basis, just fairly stupid.
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