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TMDB Rating 7.2
IMDB Rating 6.9

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Revenue: $0

Budget: $0

Profit: - $0


Movie Details

Tag Line: Raw emotions bared !

Status: Released

Average Rating: 7

Release Date: Feb 28, 1961

Rating: U

Run Time: 1h 50m

Original Language: English

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Production Countries: United Kingdom

Production Companies: Michael Balcon Productions


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Synopsis

Based on a play by Willis Hall. A troop of British soldiers are out in the jungle to record jungle noises and troop noises in the jungle so that the recordings can be played back by other troops to divert the enemy to their whereabouts. As they progress to what they think is closer to the base camp they find themselves farther and farther from radio range until the only channel they can get clearly is that of a Japanese broadcast. They now realize they are probably only 10 to 15 miles from a Japanese camp! The tension is added to by rowdy and openly admitted "non-hero" Private Bamforth who has nothing good to say about anyone and especially Corporal Johnstone (who holds an equal dislike for Bamforth). When a Japanese soldier is taken as their prisoner, the true colours of each man comes to the surface


Main Cast

Laurence Harvey

Laurence Harvey

Pvt. 'Bammo' Bamforth

Age : 45 | Popularity : 5%

Richard Todd

Richard Todd

Sgt. 'Mitch' Mitchem

Age : 90 | Popularity : 8%

Richard Harris

Richard Harris

Cpl. Johnstone

Age : 72 | Popularity : 18%

David McCallum

David McCallum

Pvt. Sammy Whitaker

Age : 88 | Popularity : 14%

Ronald Fraser

Ronald Fraser

L / Cpl. Macleish

Age : 66 | Popularity : 7%

John Meillon

John Meillon

Pte. Smith

Age : 55 | Popularity : 3%

John Rees

John Rees

Pte. Evans

Age : 66 | Popularity : 7%

Kenji Takaki

Kenji Takaki

Tojo

Age : N/A | Popularity : 3%


Crew

Department Role Name
Production Producer
Michael Balcon
Michael Balcon
Writing Screenplay
Wolf Mankowitz
Wolf Mankowitz
Story
Willis Hall
Willis Hall
Directing Director
Leslie Norman
Leslie Norman
Camera Director of Photography
Erwin Hiller
Erwin Hiller
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