A young American serviceman, stationed in Germany after the fall of the Third Reich, jeopardises his position with the Marshall Plan relief effort by breaking the non-fraternisatiom rule ... See full summary »
The Globe is a small, but visionary newspaper started by Phineas Mitchell, an editor recently fired by The Star. The two newspapers become enemies, and the Star's ruthless heiress Charity Hackett decides to eliminate the competition.
When the South loses the war, Confederate veteran O'Meara goes West, joins the Sioux, takes a wife and refuses to be an American but he must choose a side when the Sioux go to war against the U.S. Army.
A rock star-turned-bum, his vocal chords severed at the height of his career for the love of a woman, reclaims his forgotten past after viewing a music video and seeks revenge against the mobster who maimed him.
During the Cold War, a scientific team refits a Japanese submarine and hires an ex-Navy officer to find a secret Chinese atomic island base and prevent a Communist plot against America that could trigger WW3.
Near the end of the French phase of the Vietnam War, a group of mercenaries are recruited to travel through enemy territory to the Chinese border, to blow up an arms depot. A Eurasian smuggler, Lucky Legs, agrees to use her connections to help them, in return getting her son into America. The racist father of the boy, Sergeant Brock, is also part of the multinational group. Lucky Legs must use the love of a Eurasian guerilla leader, Major Cham, to get access to the base. Will they destroy the base, and will Brock overcome his racism before Lucky Legs makes The Ultimate Sacrifice?Written by
The film was never released in France because the French government at the time deemed the film's prologue too harsh towards France. The French Consul-General in Los Angeles, Romain Gary, asked producer / director Samuel Fuller to change the film's prologue but Fuller refused. 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 »
Some fine performances from stars Angie Dickinson, Gene Barry, and Nat King Cole are really wasted in this Sam Fuller film that really hasn't worn that well over
the years. History has made China Gate very obsolete, a real Cold War relic.
It's 1954 and the French Foreign Legion symbol of French Colonialism has met
with humiliating defeat at Dienbienphu. Ho Chi Minh and his Viet Minh have
taken over the north with the 17th parallel dividing the country. But they still
threaten South Vietnam.
A picked group of Legionaires among them Barry and Cole get a mission to
blow up a secret ammo dump with enough to start things really going in the
South. Angie Dickinson who is a character out of Terry And The Pirates , a mixed racial entertainer who has some history with another mixed racial Viet
Minh commander Lee Van Cleef gets to lead the troops. But Angie has more
history with Barry, she was married to him and bore him a son Warren Hsieh.
Because of racism rather brutally expressed by Barry he rejected her and the
Still a misssion is a mission for these Legionaires soon to go to Algeria and try
to keep the French in control. Let's say things get interesting for all concerned.
Racism is dealt with squarely, colonialism is not in China Gate. Nat King Cole
gives a strong performance as most definitely not a Stepin Fetchit character.
But it got a bit much when he says he joined the Foreign Legion because he
didn't get to kill enough Commies in Korea.
Has this one not worn well.
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