About

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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Directed by

Raoul Walsh

Written by

Ranald MacDougall (Screenplay)
Lester Cole (Screenplay)
Alvah Bessie (Story)

Runtime

142 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

An American platoon parachutes into Burma to take out a strategic Japanese outpost

Cast

Keywords

world war ii parachuting burma commando mission war correspondent merrill's marauders

Photos

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Original Story

Oscar nomination for Best Film Editing

Oscar nomination for Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture Franz Waxman