Objective, Burma! (Warner 1945, Errol Flynn, James Brown)

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142 min - Action, Drama, War - 17 February 1945
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Errol Flynn gives one of his most heroic performances as the leader of a paratroop squad in WWII Burma. After a successful mission to dismantle a Japanese radar station, the soldiers must split up and trek 150 miles through hostile jungle. The hardships of the jungle pale in comparison to the withering attacks of the Japanese. Stirring wartime propaganda from Raoul Walsh and a story by writer Alvah Bessie, later a member of the Hollywood 10.

Objective, Burma! was shot by director Raoul Walsh on the Baldwin Santa Anita ranch, outside Pasadena, California. There, with the assistance of cinematographer James Wong Howe, Walsh realistically recreated the Burmese jungle.

Academy Award Nominations: 3, including Best Original Story.


Director:  Raoul Walsh
Writers:  Lester Cole, Ranald MacDougall
Original Author:  Alvah Bessie

Composer:  Franz Waxman
Production Companies:  Warner Bros.

Release Date:  17 February 1945

Running Time:  2 h 22 min

Genres: Action, Drama, War

Language:  English

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

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